Stop Kickstarter from allowing child abuse of neurodivergent children
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Kickstarter has allowed a device called a Natural Orientation Inducing Tool (NOIT) to be advertised and funded on its platform. The Kickstarter can be found here:
The NOIT device is not backed by any peer-reviewed science and emits a beep every 8 seconds.
The campaign creator themselves turns off the device in the promotional video because "it's a little distracting".
A large number of children with ADHD and Autism have hyperacusis (high sensitivity to sound).
"Torture is the act of deliberately inflicting severe physical or psychological suffering on someone by another as a punishment or in order to fulfill some desire of the torturer or force some action from the victim."
This is what this does to autistic or ADHD people. It tortures them into submission.
It violates Kickstarter's Prohibited Items Policy:
"Any item claiming to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent an illness or condition (whether via a device, app, book, nutritional supplement, or other means)."
"Projects that promote discrimination, bigotry, or intolerance towards marginalized groups"
"Projects that share things that already exist, or repackage a previously-created product, without adding anything new or aiming to iterate on the idea in any way."
It appears that Kickstarter has made the fundraiser post an update to the campaign to make it seem like "wearable tech". The device location is specifically put between the shoulder blades to prevent removal. This will be done in a non-consensual way for children.
Please do not allow Kickstarter to let this funding go through. This is a human rights issue. The abuse of neurodivergent children must end.
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