Could mobile recycling help Britons to improve their health?

18 October 2010 — 3:55 PM

One writer has told of the potential for mobile phones to help sick people

Britons battling an illness or injury may find their recovery is enhanced should they recycle a mobile phone and invest in a new smartphone as its replacement.

Martha Lane Fox, writing an article for the Daily Telegraph, says the information offered by new models has helped a number of people, including herself, with their recuperation.

Ms Lane, who was the victim of a serious accident in 2004, explains she felt a sense of purpose thanks to the technology at her disposal in the months after the incident.

"The internet was essential in allowing me to research my treatment, keep in touch with friends and family and even shop when I couldn't leave the house," she states.

Patients across the country could find their experience is "transformed" by the provision of high-quality mobile phones, the author adds.

Among the upcoming releases that may tempt those preparing themselves for a spell on their sick bed is the HTC Desire HD, as well as the Nokia C6.

Jon Butler, creative brand manager at Envirofone, says: "Mobile phones can be a lifesaver. The technology available now means that internet shopping, research and even video-calling are available at the click of a button. Why not upgrade your handset to access this technology?"

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