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August 06, 2014

Pavlok wristband uses shockwave to promote habit changes

Behavioral training device coming to the market in 2015

By EMS1 Staff

Pavlok wristband is a wearable device designed to help the wearer stay on target with fitness and other life goals.

Linked to an app, the device emits a small shock when the user doesn’t meet a predetermined goal or puts forth other penalties such as loss of access to their phone and the payment of small fines.

On the flip side, Pavlok also rewards users for positive behavior. Users can earn prizes or money for accomplishing their goals on time and forming good habits, the company said.

In addition to rewards and punishments, the Pavlok app works to keep users motivated through social support and pressure. Users will be matched with an accountability partner or connected with a group of friends.

The Pavlok wristband will be available for the public starting in 2015, with some prototypes currently available.

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David Altmann David Altmann Friday, September 05, 2014 7:37:42 AM Strange that nobody has commented on this very interesting subject yet. I find this a very interesting concept, to be honest. Creating habits is, imo, a crucial step in being successful. It'll be interesting to see how this develops. There's a website that offers some additional info around the device: http://createhabits.today I believe the concept has a LOT of potential. Just look at all the press it has already received, *way* before its launch. If they can make it to create a certain hype around the product, this could be a very successful launch.

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