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punch-ball

Gives feedback to reduce stress
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The boss has given you a hard time today but at last the clock says "Let's go." and you head for home. With nerves still jangling you switch on your flexible-stalk punch-ball. The face of the boss you've drawn on the ball lights up and you begin punching. Strain-gauges in the stalk and a microcomputer in the base total the deflections you cause in the stalk. When the total reaches your pre-set goal [through warm-up to pro], the light goes out. You've won that round ! In another mode the computer can switch the light on randomly for preset durations and record only those punches arriving while the light was on thus serving as a reaction-time trainer.
rayfo, Aug 12 2000

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       One of the great advantages of the Halfbakery is to discover that someone else has unknown to you, already developed your idea - and in this case, done it very well. I admire their enterprise, knowing by bitter experience the immense difficulties of marketing.
rayfo, Aug 12 2000
  

       Bitter indeed. I smile at the people who suggest the likes of "Halfbakery Venture Fund", in the expectation that surely if we just apply a little seed money to something that seems like a good idea, it can't help but make billions...
egnor, Aug 15 2000
  

       Bitter indeed. I smile at the people who suggest the likes of "Halfbakery Venture Fund", in the expectation that surely if we just apply a little seed money to something that seems like a good idea, it can't help but make billions...
egnor, Aug 15 2000
  
      
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