Now, keyboard that shocks you out of your Facebook addiction
Two doctoral candidates from MIT, Robert R. Morris and Dan McDuff, have created a new keyboard device that is capable of shocking users overindulging online.Updated: Aug 24, 2013 16:10 IST
Two doctoral candidates from MIT have created a new keyboard device that is capable of shocking users overindulging online.
Robert R Morris and Dan McDuff calculated that they were wasting about 50 hours a week on Facebook so to stop that from happening again they turned to Pavlovian method, Discovery News reported.
McDuff said that the keyboard is able to monitors application usage and if it senses that too much time is being spent on a particular website or application it give a shock to its users, asserting that the shock is just unpleasand and not dangerous.
The system that they have devised uses a Mac's UI Inspector for monitoring application usage and a processing code, which routes on-screen alert signals to an Arduino board that activates a relay and initiates a shock circuit.
That current is then passed on to conductive metal strips that is embedded in a keyboard rest pad.
First Published: Aug 24, 2013 14:24 IST