A very curious gadget, but definitely useful for those who cannot control the shopping craze, the bracelet Pavlok it proposes to block purchases that are too expensive without half measures, or by giving a good 340-volt shock that promises to pass the desire to spend even to the most convinced people.
The intention of Pavlok, this is the name of the bracelet, it is very interesting, because it exploits the concept of the Internet of Things, according to which objects are programmed to interact with their owners, in this case to punish human beings who behave in a manner not very virtuous. The shock starts when the owners risk squandering their hard-earned money on futile or too expensive purchases.
Pavlok is not only dedicated to shopping addicts, but also to those who want to take away some bad habits, from cigarette smoking to junk food or negative thoughts. It is a bracelet that with regards to finance is configured with your current account and therefore warned if the wearer exceeds the spending threshold limit that has been set.
Many shouted to the torture self inflicted and, considering the extent of the electric shock, also a dangerous choice for health. Conscious of the great talk that would be born on the diffusion of the bracelet, the same manufacturer IE therefore advised the wearer to speak with the medical health insurance before purchasing the device.
Better a little shake today than a shake tomorrow then? According to the IE company that produced Pavlok, yes, because many users have declared themselves enthusiastic about the project and there are many initiatives that aim to spread this concept to other tools, such as the morning alarm clock.
The desire not to waste money and also the protection of assets do not turn out to be such strange requests, because according to research published by the IE itself, many people in England are affected by the effect 'ostrich', that is, they refuse to check the amount of their checking account because they are afraid to see how much money they have available. The result is a series of accounts in the red that bring additional costs and where the expense is intensified by the massive purchase that takes place on the network, very easy to make and therefore often psychologically invaluable with the most classic methods.