Pavlok – bracelet to correct your behavior and habits




While the rest of wearable electronics – fitness trackers, for example – is designed to help people to improve their physical condition, the new device is Pavlok attempt to translate these gadgets on a slightly different level. The device can be used as a regular bracelet on your wrist, but its main function is to control your bad habits. How did he do? It’s very simple! Succumbed to the temptation? Get a small discharge current in the arm.

The concept is very simple bracelet Pavlok, although to some extent and extreme. We put the unit on hand, download the accompanying application for a smartphone, which celebrate those bad habits from which you are trying to get rid of. The device can be worn not only on the hand, but also to any part of the body, the benefit has special stickers that secure it to your body. Succumbed to a bad habit, as contained in the annex? We went into a social network, lit a cigarette, began biting his nails? The device starts beeping loudly and gives your body a small discharge current. Command device developers said that the use of their product (of course, together with the set itself the goal) increases the chances of success to get rid of bad habits by up to 80 percent.

Furthermore, the apparatus can not only perform the functions of the “stick”. Thanks to the vibration is set inside, it will remind you, for example, that it is time to go to the gym. In other words, will help you develop good habits.

From a technical point of view is Pavlok tracker activity. Here there is an accelerometer that monitors your movements, as well as the level of wakefulness and sleep. Perhaps the most bizarre function of the bracelet, as described above, is its ability to give your body a small discharge current. Nevertheless, according to the head of this project, the device completely harmless and unable to cause a person a lot of pain. Rather, the gadget is able to create some discomfort to the owner if he would be in breach of its own rules. In the end, the task of the device is not to make you a masochist. The device is intended rather to motivate and alert the owner of the violation of its predefined rules through vibration, sound signals and light sensors. The device is able even to publish information about your behavior on social networks such as Facebook, if you succumb to bad habits.

Bracelet can be synchronized via Bluetooth 4.0 with smartphones based on operating systems iOS and Android. In addition, the creator of the bracelet offers familiar with API, which will allow third party developers to further diversify the functionality of the device.

The creators of the bracelet Pavlok currently seeking funding for crowdsourcing site Indiegogo . If all goes according to plan, with the device will start in April 2015. The required amount for the start of mass production of the device is assembled.


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