Since smartphones have become an essential tool in human life, psychologists have increasingly acknowledged the dependence on these devices. In its extreme form it is expressed that an attempt to pick up the device from the man’s hands provoked a reaction, like a baby took a pacifier. Austrian designer Klemens Schillinger believes he has come up with a solution.

Smartphones-dependent people not only those who spend hours on end sitting in the mobile Internet. They are forced to turn to touch the device, they haptic sensation and touching the touch screen akin to the umbilical cord, which connects with the real world. Even if this is an exaggeration, you can always look back and see the person that automatically pokes your smartphone, by inertia, without a specific purpose.

Schillinger, took the idea to the concept of monastic rosary – in a housing with dimensions of flagship smartphone has built several large ceramic beads. They are relatively free to rotate around their axes, that when touched creates the illusion of the usual swipes and taps, scrolling, and even back-reaction of the touch screen. Nothing happens, not battery power, but the fingers and the brain of a dependent person get the usual, calming signals.

Schillinger, presented their project in the framework of the Vienna design week, in different versions. On his page says that sales will start “soon”, but the details are not yet known.

Source — Dezeen