Do you spend way too much time on Facebook? Cut back with a new device that shocks users who overindulge.
Developed by MIT students Robert R. Morris and Dan McDuff, the “Pavlov Poke” monitors your computer usage and actually delivers a shock to your wrist through the keyboard rest if it finds that you’re online too much.
The pair estimates they once spent as much as 50 hours a week on Facebook, and developed the device as a way to cut back.
“It monitors application usage and if you spend too much time on a particular website or application it will give you a shock,” McDuff said in a promo video. “The shock is unpleasant but not dangerous.”
Of course, the whole thing is meant to be somewhat of a tongue-in-cheek joke.