An Indian student, who was unable to get up in time for lectures, has invented an alarm clock that wakes up the owner with a shock.
Sankalp Sinha, 19, came up with the idea after getting into the habit of hitting the snooze button on his alarm clock and then going back to sleep.
The teenager tried to think of something which would force him out of bed, and so he invented one that administers a small electric shock via the snooze button, the Daily Mail reported.
When the user presses the aluminium-coated snooze button on the top of the clock, harmless micro-volts of electric current are emitted to jolt them into life.
The power is a fraction of a volt compared to the 50,000 volts administered by a standard police Taser gun - and under one volt.
Sinha, who is studying automobile engineering, is hoping his ‘Good Morning Sing N Shock’ clock will be in production soon.
He said his invention will ensure that even the deepest sleeper will be up and ready for the working day.
Sankalp, a student at Sharda University in Uttar Pradesh, India, said that the idea came to him a couple of years ago when he was waking up very late and just couldn’t snap out of it.
“The shock it administers is harmless but is enough to energise you!” he said.
He said that people will be able to adjust how strong the electric shock they get actually is.
He is currently in negotiations with several manufacturers about taking the alarm clock into mass production.
Once it becomes available he expects it to sell for around 60 pounds on the high street.