Effect of smartphone use on static and dynamic postural balance in healthy young adults


American Journal of Audiology, vol.30, no.3, pp.703-708, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1044/2021_aja-20-00210
  • Journal Name: American Journal of Audiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, EMBASE, Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.703-708
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2021 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible effects of smartphone usage in the biomechanical balance system. Method: Twenty-five healthy young adults (10 men, 15 women) between the ages of 18 and 25 years without balance problems were included in the study. Sensory organization, adaptation, rhythmic weight shift, and functional limitation tests (unilateral stance, sit to stand, walk across, tandem walk, step quick turn, step up down, forward lunge) have been applied. Results: Significant results were obtained in parameters of sensory organization, tandem walk, walk across, and unilateral stance tests ( p <.05). Conclusion: The effects of using smartphones on postural control and balance in different circumstances, such as standing and walking, must be comprehensively determined to prevent accident.