You can warn your kid about too much screen time until you’re blue in the face. They’re too absorbed to listen. You need an enforcer or, better yet, an EyeForcer.
It’s another gadget for your kid, but this one works with you. Looking like eyeglass frames without lenses, the EyeForcer shuts down your child’s device when it senses he or she has been on it too long. It promotes good posture by switching the device off when the young user begins to slouch.
EyeForcer, made by Vancouver-based Medical Wearable Solutions, raised eyebrows this week at CES, capturing the attention of a few technology publications which put it on their list of hot gadgets at CES.
Medical Wearable Solutions focused their first product on something they call GameBoy disease, headaches, blurred vision and neck and back pain associated with long periods of time spent with mobile electronic devices, especially smartphones, tablets and game systems.
The company was co-founded by medical doctor and frustrated parent Dr. Vahid Sahiholnasab, who told psfk.com, “I was worried about how much time my own children spent on their electronic devices and how it affected them.
“Overtime, they became anti-social and grouchy. All they wanted to do was hunch over a skin.”
If EyeForcer, which uses sensors to monitor screen time and body position, does its job, it may not improve a kid’s mood.
Medical Wearable Solutions does not list price or availability on its website.