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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.

By:ANI
| Updated on: 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.

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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.

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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.

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