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This App Will Make You Feel Better, Using No Medicine At All

This App Will Make You Feel Better, Using No Medicine At All | fukamachi IO | Scoop.it


Daniel Jacobs also wants to use placebos for good. His new app, which he’s crowd-funding on Indiegogo, is an attempt to take the placebo out of the doctor’s office and into your home. He hopes it will make people feel better, and contribute further to placebo research.


You start by setting a goal: say, more joy or love in your life. Then, you choose someone to give you the placebo (maybe a friend or family member), what you want it to be (a pill, say), and where you want to take it (maybe a forest where you go running with a friend). You then "take" the placebo whenever you want to, following a pre-set ritual built into the app.


The point is to replicate what’s important about the placebo effect, which isn’t the pill itself, but the experience. "If we think about placebo as a transformational symbol, then people get to choose what placebo they want," says Jacobs. "It can be a pill, magic wand, holy book, communion wafer, or herbs. It just needs to be meaningful for them."

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Nikki Howell's comment, July 17, 2013 4:11 PM
I believe that could really work. I like it.
William Hanna's curator insight, July 25, 2013 3:58 PM

I completely believe in a "mind over matter" approach.  After all your body is capable of producing every drug you could ever find in a drug store.  What's even better, your body can administer the exact dose for the exact time required.  I kid you not!  The trick is to truely believe without a shadow of any doubt.

robyns tut's curator insight, September 26, 2013 10:01 AM

this app sounds very cool, however it makes me worry how much more we really want to depend on technology. When I first started reading the article i thought it looked amazing, but then I realised that I am on my phine so ofte anyway; always checkingfacebook and keeping in touch with friends, even when i have friends sitting right next to me. My phone destracts me from the here and the now, even though connection is great sometimes it blocks out life that is passing by so fast. Now there is something more we should depend on our Phones for, things that we should get from actual human interaction- Justine Pearce

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Fork Knife Chopsticks

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Sean Tan's curator insight, June 1, 2013 12:05 AM

A gamers best friend.

Pagina Uno's curator insight, June 2, 2013 9:00 AM

Utilizzare coltello e forchetta per mangiare una deliziosa bistecca e poi trasformarli facilmente in bastoncini quando è il momento per il sushi.

Seve Zubiri's curator insight, June 3, 2013 12:37 AM

La imaginación útil. Sugestión para el sushi o bistec.

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Happy Interior Blog: 5 Happy Inspirations: Cute Frenchies!

Happy Interior Blog: 5 Happy Inspirations: Cute Frenchies! | fukamachi IO | Scoop.it

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Igor Josif's curator insight, May 29, 2013 8:43 AM

Today on the blog: Five happy picks from Etsy - all of them from France! Bonne semaine!

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Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator by Yuriy Dmitriev » Yanko Design

Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator by Yuriy Dmitriev » Yanko Design | fukamachi IO | Scoop.it

The Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator, a concept that has been making quite a splash in the blogosphere! In lay terms, the fridge is a concept where the Bio Robot cools biopolymer gel through luminescence. A non-sticky gel surrounds the food item when shoved into the biopolymer gel, creating separate pods. The design features no doors or drawers, and the food items are individually cooled at their optimal temperature thanks to the robot. And since it can take any orientation (hung vertically, horizontally, and even on the ceiling), and can be modified in size


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Tiaan Jonker's curator insight, May 31, 2013 6:55 AM

Something to wet your appetite with for this years Electrolux design lab competition. The competition is nearing it's final stages now and we will be posting the winners and other interesting concepts as soon as possible! You are welcome in the meantime to have a look here http://electroluxdesignlab.com/en/ and leave some comments on your favourite designs!  

Calvin Wong's curator insight, May 31, 2013 2:06 PM

I think I want one... just cause it looks cool.

Nicko Gibson's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:30 PM

This thing looks crazy cool. But what about leftovers?