30 Aug '16, 1pm

IoT Handbag Vibrates, Auto-Locks To Prevent Compulsive Spending

IoT Handbag Vibrates, Auto-Locks To Prevent Compulsive Spending

While a lot of behavioral change will come with the Internet of Things, some people are attempting to cause a bit of that change right away. In a push to help shoppers save money, a company has created a programmable handbag with built-in robotics that causes the bag to vibrate, flash and self-lock when the shopper enters a ‘danger spending zone.’ The iBag2 (yes, there was an earlier version, which launched in Australia a while back), is the brainchild of the personal finance website finder.com in the U.K. The rather high-tech bag was designed by a New York fashion designer and a team of engineers crafted the robotics features. In the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up department, here are the components that comprise the bag: A timer connected to electromagnets that lock the bag via a magnetic field and two steel plates, based on the owner’s most vulnerable spending moments dur...

Full article: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/283598/iot-...

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