If you have been wondering if something could magically stop your food cravings or stop you from overeating, then probably your prayers have been answered. An armband that is being sold on Amazon stops people from eating too much fast food or even biting nails. Pavlok bracelet gives users a 350-volt electric shock every time they exceed their fast food consumption limit. Priced at USD 242, the device also helps people get away with habits like smoking, spending too much time on the internet and even sleeping in!
Habits that are sleep-related can also be automated with this app. Created by Behavioral Technology in Salt Lake City, Utah. When users try to engage in an activity that they are trying to quit, the device gives you a zap as a reminder of what you are doing is against your aim. 'Bhains ki Ankh' Footwear Sold on Amazon India Invites Giggles for Its Unusual Brand Name.
The product's description on Amazon reads, "Pavlok allows you to speak your reptile brain's language by adding an unpleasant element (a safe and harmless 'zap' of electricity on your wrist) to what you have been taught to love (your nasty lingering habit), quickly conditioning your mind to associate an 'unpleasant' feeling with your bad habit... and stopping it all together."
Here is Pavlok armband being sold on Amazon:
Shocking new invention! Amazon is selling a bracelet that give you an electric ZAP: A bracelet will deliver an electric shock, which acts as an aversion therapy to help you kick bad habits you want to break. American start-up Pavlok's devices can be… https://t.co/VP0L9asLL3 pic.twitter.com/aoPjqiGhzZ
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While some seemed to have liked the device, many thought of it as irritating. One user wrote, "Wrist band is a little awkward but it does allow for the contacts to be positioned close to your skin for the best results. I've only used the button on the device to administer the shock."
According to the company, 'within 3-5 days', significant changes can be seen in the body. The company says, Pavlok allows you to speak your reptile brain's language by adding an unpleasant element, or a safe and harmless 'zap' of electricity on your wrist. This means that what you have been taught to love, it conditions your mind to associate an 'unpleasant' feeling with your bad habit, according to the manufacturer. Maneesh Sethi who invented the device said that the shock is enough to make you jump.
He told ABC News, "It feels like if you were to touch a doorknob after rubbing your socks on the carpet. There's a real power in using a little bit of pain to help you break your bad habits. I suffered from ADHD, and found myself addicted to Facebook. I wrote a blog post where I hired someone to slap me every time I went on Facebook, and my productivity skyrocketed. He added, On the other hand, none of my many fitness trackers motivated me at all. So I thought, 'why are there so many devices tracking what I do, but not changing what I do?' And Pavlok was born."