Do you suffer from PVS?  PVS is one of the latest afflictions to which some of us have fallen victim, including me.  Some have described it as a tactile hallucination.

PVS stands for Phantom Vibration Syndrome.  It describes those moments when you suddenly find yourself reaching for your pocketed cell phone because, at least for a split second, you thought you felt it vibrating, only to learn it was not.  Initial reports and anecdotal evidence suggest two-thirds of us have experienced PVS.

We place our cell phone on vibrate because we don’t want to create a disturbance, but our 24/7 connected mindset predisposes us always to be on “vibrate watch.”  So we become a bit trigger happy.

How exciting!  Another technology-driven affliction for our modern world to dodge.  I’m sure PVS will take its place in the halls of occupational hazards among the likes of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Hmm.  I wonder if PVS therapy will qualify under my HSA.  I will have to check that.  But not now.  I’ve got to run—I think my cell phone is vibrating!

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About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Tyco Integrated Security at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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