“PAVLOK” Shock Bracelet Bracelet Connected to Twitter Shocks Man Until Battery Dies
Tech writer Kevin Raposo was testing out a new app-connected electroshock bracelet by giving anyone on Twitter access to the shock controls. He was shocked continuously for 20 minutes!
Kevin was testing out the Pavlok, which advertises itself as a bad habit breaker. You can sync up Pavlok with all kinds of apps to help break you from everything to nail biting to Facebook addiction. When your phone detects when you’re engaging in a bad habit, the Pavlok zaps you. Which sounds horrible.
The only habit the Pavlok would break me of is wearing a Pavlok bracelet. But, Kevin, being a tech reviewer, got creative with the controls. He programmed the bracelet so people on the internet could zap him from anywhere in the world.
Kevin began by tweeting “So, i’m wearing a bracelet that zaps you with an electric shock. I can have people remotely activate it. Try it out:”
2 minutes later…
But, the zapping wouldn’t stop. “The thing was going off consistently for like 20 mins,” Raposo explained over email to Mashable. “So much, in fact, the battery died. The Pavlok app says I was zapped about 755 times today. That’s all in the span of 20 mins.”
So, did Kevin learn anything from his this whole experience? Kevin said, “This whole experience taught me people like to inflict pain on others, especially when it’s done remotely from a keyboard, but in a good way,” he mused. “But hey, I asked for it.”
The next day, Kevin was feeling the hurt.
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