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Shocking Wristband

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
August 2014
Shocking Wristband

If you’re having trouble achieving your goals, you may want to consider Stanford alumnus Maneesh Sethi’s invention: a programmable wristband that will give you a shock if you fail to meet a goal.

The device called Pavlok, expected to be released this year, can keep you on track for a variety of goals. As Sethi told engadget.com, your goal can be as simple as waking up earlier: “It sits on my wrist and at 6 a.m. it’ll vibrate. I can snooze it, but if I snooze it twice, it shocks me.”

Achieving other goals may require a partner to monitor your activities and, if necessary, send a signal for Pavlok to zap you.

Said Sethi: “I myself have lost 30 lbs just doing this in the last few months, simply forcing myself to go and swipe the card at the gym... and my friend can monitor my swiping the card at the gym.”

Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
[Comments? Contributions? Please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips, and more.]

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