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Device hooked up to computer shocks users who waste too much time on Facebook

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Students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a device that sends a shock to the hands of computer users who waste too much time visiting social network sites.

The invention is called the 'Pavlov Poke' and was developed by MIT PhD students Robert R. Morris and Dan McDuff.

On the website robertrmorris.org, a video shows Morris and McDuff demonstrating how the 'Pavlov Poke' works.

Conductive metal strips are placed on the keyboard rest. When the program monitoring your web activity detects a distracting site that is visited too frequently, a shock is sent into the computer user’s hands.

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