Potential perils of peri-Pokémon perambulation: The dark reality of augmented reality?

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Recently, the layering of augmented reality information on top of smartphone applications has created unprecedented userengagement and popularity. One augmented reality-based entertainment application, Pokémon Go (Pokémon Company,Tokyo, Japan) has become the most rapidly downloaded in history. This technology holds tremendous promise to promoteambulatory activity. However, there exists the obvious potential for distraction-related morbidity. We report two cases,presenting simultaneously to our trauma center, with injuries sustained secondary to gameplay with this augmentedreality-based application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-266
Number of pages2
JournalOxford Medical Case Reports
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology

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