JAKARTA (Reuters) – browsing and social media, to watching videos and chatting with friends in the Indonesian student at the university, Tyas Sisianindita spends about eight hours a day on their phone.
“I realize that I’m addicted,” to the students of the university, be admitted, as they say, is looking at her phone constantly, from the moment they wake up, even if they are in the classroom.
“At night, when I can’t sleep, I can now use my phone for five o’clock.”
A group of fellow students at the University of Indonesia, headed by the inventor of Irfan Budi Satria has a three-month development of a portable device that can help you on the internet, such as Sisianindita to cut down on the amount of time they spend on it wiping it on their phones.
In the name of “Nettox”, and an “internet detox”, and if the device is to be worn on the wrist, and includes a pulse oximeter sensor to measure hemoglobin, oxygen level, and heart rate variability (HRV).
Studies have shown that long-term use of a mobile phone, it has a specific lowering effect on the HRV levels. The Nettox the device emits a sound as well as the HRV, and blood oxygen levels drop, within this range, which makes us think of the wearer in order to stop the use of their mobile phones.
For young people between the ages of 18 and 25, and the HRV is in the perfect residence over the age of 60, according to the American Psychological Association, Satria, said.
In a recent trial, Sisianindita of the HRV measurement is 44.
Internet addiction is a growing social problem in Australia. In October, two teenagers were being treated for their addiction to the internet, games, media reported.
“Children need to be taught to be more active and to take part in extra-curricular activities,” said the psychologist Kasandra Putranto.
Satria’s team is working on the possibility of Nettox, and the improvement of the accuracy of the HRV measurements, can vary depending on an individual’s body shape, gender, and health status.
Nettox, a wristband device that was invented by an Indonesian student in order to get people to warn you about the amount of time that they spent being sedentary, it is displayed on a table during a test run at a university in Depok near Jakarta, Indonesia, October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
They seek to make an application for a patent for an invention, the university will be next year.
Satria also said that the Nettox is aimed at those who have already invested heavily in changing their behavior.
“Our goal is to help the health-conscious,” he said. “In order to help people who want to get rid of internet addiction.”
Reporting Sekar Nasly Bani Putri and Angie Teo; Writing by Karishma Singh; Editing by Robert Birsel