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1. a discrete transmitter which can be worn on a
necklace or pinned inside a shirt.
2. a wristwatch
When the wristwatch senses that it has been brought
near the transmitter, near the head, it beeps several
times. The waistwatch prompts to know if you're eating
if so, if it's a snack or a meal. The lungwatch
prompts to ask if you're having a cigarette.
The idea is merely to make you conscious of when you're
eating/smoking and to interrupt the mindlessness of the
habit. Many obese people eat out of boredom and idle
habit. Ditto smoking.
The watch lets you know how long it's been since you last
ate/smoked, and waistwatch suggests that you may be
having too much/too little food. It's even possible to
track calories consumed.
Either could be programmed to tune behavior over a
period of time. Smokers can be warned if having more
cigarettes than a quitting goal allows. The obese can be
brought into a more healthy eating routine.
||pretty annoying if you have an itchy nose, are using sign language, hail a taxi, or basically move your arms. FISHBONE!!!
||I don't think it's such a bad idea, and etherman I wouldn't expect most people who use sign language to be bothered by a beeping noise...
I eat constantly out of boredom and don't seem to put on weight, but I don't doubt as I get older I would find more need for this.