18 Jan 2013
Waking up could be a shock for some!
An alarm clock with an electrified snooze button.This Gadget gives small shock of under one volt through the snooze button to jolt people into action
By MARK PRIGG
A student who was unable to get up in time for lectures has invented an alarm clock that can shock owners awake.
Sankalp Sinha, 19, came up with the idea after getting into the habit of hitting the snooze button on his alarm clock and then going back to sleep.
The teenager tried to think of something which would force him out of bed and so invented one that administers a small electric shock via the snooze button.
The alarm clock administers a small electric shock of under one volt when the user goes to turn it off or hit the snooze button
When the user presses the aluminium-coated snooze button on the top of the clock, harmless micro-volts of electric current are emitted to jolt them into life.
The power is a fraction of a volt compared to the 50,000 volts administered by a standard police Taser gun - and under one volt.
Sankalp, who is studying automobile engineering, is hoping his 'Good Morning Sing N Shock' clock will be in production soon.
He said his invention will ensure that even the deepest sleeper will be up and ready for the working day.
These will have to cheap because I can see many of them being euthanized early in their life.
A new type of off switch.
Frightening step towards a police state and we we are blindly letting it happen in the name of security.
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