Zap out of it: Bracelet claims to Break Bad Habits

Zap out of it: Bracelet claims to Break Bad Habits

A new shock bracelet aims to shock the wearer for bad behavior like sleeping in, to break bad habits. Would you use this?

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Total Votes : 47

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Dogs all over the world will get revenge, as the new updated Pavlok bracelet will 350-volt zap you out of making a bad decision. So, if you want to quit smoking, wake up on time, eat less, and not be late, Pavlov, we mean Pavlok will help. The wristband was made by engineers at Behavioral Technology in Salt Lake City, Utah and it zaps at your command.

If you are not so reliable at programing your bad behaviors, you can recruit a friend, who will download the app, and with a simple touch of a button, it will zap your bad behaviors for you, in case you forgot. The manufacturers claim that through persistency, the urges will subside within 3-5 days.

The website states, “Aversion therapy is Pavlovian Conditioning — associate the habit you want to stop, with a negative stimulus (like Pavlok’s shock) for a period of time, for a few days in a row, Rapidly, the brain learns to associate the two stimuli together, and stops liking the habit.”

The inventor Maneesh Sethi further explained to 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.”

Sethi’s bad habit derived from a social media addiction, which, according to him was what inspired him to create such device, and while the website has multiple studies in praise of the aversion therapy, along with positive testimonies, the question of whether people will take off the bracelet at any moment’s notice is probable setback.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

A new shock bracelet aims to shock the wearer for bad behavior like sleeping in, to break bad habits. Would you use this?

Totals
23% Definitely, cool
77% No, dumb
Males
25% Definitely, cool
75% No, dumb
Females
19% Definitely, cool
81% No, dumb

Definitely, cool

No, dumb


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