Pavlok wristband uses shockwave to promote habit changes
Behavioral training device coming to the market in 2015
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.