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Allay is a system designed to manage dilatory ritualized/compulsive checking behavior. Doubts surrounding the occurrence of such behavior can be destructive; a mid-commute impulse to return home and glance at the stovetop, windows, and faucet again has real consequences. 

Allay memorializes action via a series of nodes activated by touch. After a check is performed, its corresponding node logs the event. Once all checks have been performed, a text message confirmation is pushed to the user’s phone for reference in the event of an impulse. 

This flexible, low-cost system is suited for applications in the home where direct IoT connectivity is not convenient and for those without the knowledge, desire, or ability to invest in such connectivity.