Image source: DGT
We've seen in horror films, but never thought would happen in real life, apocalypse "smombie" has come. Before panicking, Let me explain its meaning.
The term "smombie", comes from joining the words zombie Y smartphone, referring to those who walk the city crestfallen, focusing all the attention on their mobile, "zombies mobile".
Now that you know its meaning can panic, as you've probably discovered that you are one of them.
Everyone has probably done so at some point without being aware of the risk we were exposing, since the term "smombie" or "mobile zombie", were born to analyze the increase in pedestrian accidents because of this factor.
According to the DGT (DGT), he 98% of road accidents in which a pedestrian is involved, es provocado por este motivo.
A staggering figure that has made countries like Australia, The Netherlands and Germany, among others, implement systems most innovative road safety to prevent the risks of pedestrians.
Is about a system of light signals which act as semaphores but, with the peculiarity that are placed on the floor, at the feet of pedestrians. Thus, el/la “zombie del móvil” percibirá la iluminación incluso con la mirada en el dispositivo.
On the other hand, New York goes a step further and decided to implement from sanctions 20 a 220€ for those pedestrians crossing the footsteps of outstanding zebra some kind of portable device.
Among other initial measures to narrow this problem we encounter Hayward (Northern California), where they have opted to fight these "zombies mobile" led signals creating these users with messages like; "Raise your head to cross the street; After you update Facebook ".
Not forgetting the new lanes "zappers" and "Disconnected people", an already implanted initiative in Antwerp (Belgium).
This idea divided into two lanes sidewalks, via lines, pedestrians know if moving by rail connected, where you can pay attention to their devices or discard contemplating technologies and walk around.
As you see, More and more countries implement preventive measures to reduce the risks involved in this digital wave. Sure with time they appear new original preventive methods and got extinguish this problem, How do you avoid you?
So we solved in Addingplus!
As pedestrians we must ensure our own security, unfortunately we do not always and, the risk of accidents increases.
According to the text, he 98% of pedestrian accidents are due to this distraction caused by a device, usually the phone.
This risk to the user not only has consequences for those involved in the accident, as if the accident occurs on the way to work or back home after the day, accident while traveling would be considered, classified in workplace accidents.
Because of this, the companies, like cities and countries mentioned above, is it so implemented risk prevention measures in order to protect those workers acting as pedestrians en sus desplazamientos in itinere.
A complex task but not impossible, technology has not appeared to distract, rather, the opposite. Apply it properly can save lives.
Pursuing this objective, in Addigplus we have developed Intactplus, a system of risk prevention both in itinere and mission, with which it aims to reduce the likelihood of an accident occurring.
Evita que tus empleados/as se conviertan en “zombies del móvil”. Implements preventive culture in your organization.
You can find out more about this innovative software risk prevention here.