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Invent Boston designs and develops original products to add science + whimsy to  every day tasks at home.   Our first product is a Two Minute timer, Two Minute Turtle, a visual timer. The Two Minute Turtle helps children and adults focus on two minute tasks such as brushing teeth, physical therapy, taking a shower and speaking (practicing a presentation or learning a language).

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Invent Boston is designing the Two Minute Turtle Timer to bring whimsy and science to home routines.  The Two Minute Turtle Timer, a spacial and visual timer makes two minute tasks more fun, like toothbrushing, holding poses, waiting, and speaking in meetings.

2 Minute Timer Makes Healthy Play

Virginia Berman

Is there a healthy habit you’d like to start? Which habit do you want to start that requires just 2 minutes?

Some of the daily 2 minute timed habits I’ve been working on: Stretching. Brushing teeth longer. Meditating. Writing in a diary. Taking shorter showers. A 2 minute timer, the Two Minute Turtle, helps me to get started and keep up a healthy habit, partly because I enjoy using my 2 minute timer. And when kids start a healthy habit that’s a habit formed for life.

The Two Minute Turtle Timer is a 2 minute timer that does not rely on a phone—no distractions, water-proof and intuitive for visual learners. Just one button-on and off. Whether it’s kids, the elderly, visual learners or folks on the spectrum a simple 2 minute timer can make the difference between people starting a new habit or not.

Take toothbrushing. We all brush our teeth but do we brush each time for the full 2 minutes? The Two Minute Turtle Timer has an LED in each of its flippers. Each of the 4 flipper blinks one at a time and each light faster than the one before it. The person focuses brushing on the part of the mouth that corresponds to the blinking flipper (each flipper represents a quadrant of the mouth). By the end, the Victory Lap, 2 minutes later, the brusher has brushed their whole mouth evenly and thoroughly.

 The Two Minute Turtle is a 2 minute timer

The Two Minute Turtle is a 2 minute timer

You can find a 2 minute timer on an app on a phone. But the Two Minute Turtle Timer is for folks who prefer not to have the phone in the bathroom or for those kids who focus without the distractions of a phone. Kids own this 2 minute timer—no downloading, asking for permission or privacy issues.

This holiday give the gift of healthy habits, a 2 minute timer in a simple new form, the USA made Two Minute Turtle Timer. Great for grandparent gifts and stocking stuffer gifts for all ages and light up their smile! Got questions? Ask the designer, developer, owner, Virginia Berman vberman@inventboston.com.

My kids love it and brush their teeth longer with the 2 minute timer, Two Minute Turtle Timer
— Raj, father, customer