iPredict - Burns.

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  1. Heuer1860 macrumors newbie

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    iPredict a proliferation of liquid burns to predominantly the left thigh over the coming years.
    Now we are checking our watches more often and potentially turning our wrists to look at incoming messages on a constant basis, The chances of doing this while holding a cup of hot beverage has increased expedetially.

    Just a thought. Anyone had the misfortune yet?
     
  2. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    I know, right? It's crazy that the Apple Watch is the first wrist-worn device ever that might present this "problem."

    /sarcasm
     
  3. anez macrumors 6502

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    This is a possibility, I guess.

    It's a lot easier to read an analog watch at an angle than it is a smartwatch, especially one that you have to raise to wake.
     
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    It is the first (arguably) mainstream wrist-worn device which actively prompts you to look at it, rather than sitting there until you decide to check the time...
     
  6. richy d macrumors member

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    There are various smart watches that have been out for some time now
     
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    Hence the 'mainstream' bit. The :apple:Watch is the only smartwatch to come close to mass adoption so far.
     
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    or worse...
     

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    This looks possible.
     
  10. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    I can totally see this happening. Brilliant find!
     
  11. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

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    Most people wear a watch on their non-dominant hand. Odds are coffee/hot drinks will be in their other hand. Even if it isn't -- how dumb do you think people are? Sure, it'll happen to someone, but the average person can avoid this.

    That picture makes little sense because she wouldn't cut with her left hand (since she's clearly a righty).

    Also you don't have to look at an alert right away. I ignore them while driving, instead of looking down, and crashing my car. It's silly, mistakes happen, but this won't be common.
     
  12. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    Just need one incident to make it to the media. #stabgate
     
  13. roland.g macrumors 603

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    All you are saying is that people are as dumb as they are.
     
  14. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    I drink coffee with my non dominant hand just in case my dominant hand is needed to do something.

    But yeah, you'd have to be pretty dumb.
     
  15. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    Or Apple can make chainmail to go with the watch for safety.
     
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    Darwin's theory of evolution at its best
     
  17. Heuer1860 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You just wait.
    I've already nearly done it the other day.
    It's not a question of being dumb or not.
    It's will be a natural instinct to lift your wrist.
    As one person said, you really have to lift your wrist higher than a normal watch to see the message on the Apple watch.
    Time will tell.
    Remember when we started walking and texting with our new smart phones.. ?
    An increase in shin smacking accidents or walking into Lamp posts.
    The Stats won't lie.
     
  18. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Did not realise smartwatches have gone mainstream..... Maybe Apple watch might be the first.

    /sarcasm
     
  19. southflguy macrumors regular

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    We really have nothing left to talk about do we?
     
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    These are reasons people wear watches on their non-dominant hand.
     
  21. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Watch is on my left wrist but I am right-handed.
     
  22. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    Could happen. People forget they are holding a scalding drink. They get a notification and move their wrist.

    When this happens, call your attorney. Make sure you mention the McDonalds drive thru case. A lucrative venture.

    How much was that? They settled as i recall.
     
  23. roddenshaw macrumors 6502

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    Nobody knows what the final settlement was. At the original trial there was a large punitive settlement, but that was not the actual amount ultimately awarded. It's also worth noting that the claimant was an elderly lady who suffered terrible burns to her legs. A lot of people are scornful of the case without having read it; a brief reading makes clear that the claimant had an excellent case.

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    I daresay this is feasible for some people, but for me the instinct to hold a container level is much stronger and more embedded than the desire to turn my wrist to look at my watch (even a smartwatch). For those who might have a problem wearing the watch on the arm of their non-dominant hand should mitigate most of the risk.
     

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