Smartphones now-a-days have become an integral part of one’s life. One smartphone that lies in your pocket has now become a single substitute for a number of gadgets and devices like Telephone, iPod, Digital Camera, Laptop and many more. Since one smartphone can act as multiple devices at the same time, people get addicted to their smartphones. This leads to a new Fear- The fear of being out of Phone contact also known as Nomophobia which is an acronym for No–Mobile Phobia.
So. Are you Addicted to your smartphones and feel like you have lost your social skills? If yes, then you are at the right place as – A new low technology mobile known as the “NOPHONE” has been designed by a group of Dutch and American creative people, with the sole purpose of helping the people who are suffering from NOMOPHOBIA.
Ingmar Larsen, One of the member of the NOPHONE project said that the NOPHONE gadget looks like a normal smartphone and also feels like a normal smartphone which we use, but also said that’s where the similarity ends. The team also explained that the basic idea of the NOPHONE project came from the fact that people have lost their social skills and are more involved with their phones rather than the environment. So they wanted to make a gadget that could make them aware of their Addiction and help them.
Someone who texts while having dinner, talk on phone while trying to sleep, does late night surfing knows that it is difficult for them to let go of their smartphones even for 5 minutes. So to help the people who have the same problem the company is trying to innovate manufacturing and figure out ways to sell the NOPHONE gadget and says it is something they hope to do in the near future.