Similar to a shock collar for your disobedient doggie, the updated Pavlok bracelet will give the wearer a 350-volt jolt every time they cross a line.
Looking to quit smoking, reduce cookie intake or stop hitting the snooze button? Engineers at Behavioral Technology in Salt Lake City, Utah, hope their wristband will help you kick the habit. The bossy bracelet, $200 on Amazon, delivers a zap at your command. Punish yourself enough, and you’ll feel your urges subside “within 3-5 days,” according to the manufacturer. Though the device can be programmed to shock automatically for some of your bad behaviors, such as sleeping in, those who can’t be trusted to discipline themselves can recruit a friend or family member. They can pitch in by downloading the Pavlok app — and sending a shock on your behalf.