Ask HabitAware: How long will it take to retrain my brain? I want my life back yesterday!

April 08, 2017

From time to time we get questions from our users that we can only guess others are thinking as well (by the way, have you seen the stellar reviews on Keen?). Bianca from Toronto, Canada asks: Hi, I’ve been using Keen by HabitAware and I definitely notice a huge difference in my habit on days …

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From Sketching to Shipping: Keen’s Story

March 23, 2017

If you’ve been following the HabitAware/Keen journey then you know that reaching this milestone has been a long time coming. (If you haven’t been following, sign up here for our e-newsletter!) What started as a fun side project for a husband and wife trying to solve her specific hair pulling (trichotillomania) problem is now a 4-founder …

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My trich is not just a bad habit.

November 11, 2016

by Aneela Kumar, “trichster” & cofounder of HabitAware, a smart bracelet to help you become aware of your subconscious behavior (whether it be hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking, thumb-sucking or another). With awareness, you are able to gain control, retrain your brain and replace the behavior with a healthier one. (This article was originally …

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Please welcome Keen (formerly Liv)

November 04, 2016

Our smart bracelet helps you develop your own Keen sense of awareness over time.  Keen is your coach, helping you take control of hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking (body focused repetitive behaviors) and thumb-sucking. Visit our homepage to get Keen.  With love & awareness, Aneela

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#BFRBWeek 2016: Our favorite BFRB Advocates & “Storytellers”

October 04, 2016

It’s BFRB Awareness Week 2016 and we want to thank all those in the community for making some noise!  One of the best ways to learn about ANYTHING and overcome anything is through story-telling.   If you want to better understand how Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) shape (or distort) people’s lives, I highly recommend …

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YOU Are Why We Are Doing This!

April 26, 2016

THANK YOU FOR THE KIND WORDS!

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15 Ideas for What to Do Instead of Hair Pulling, Skin Picking or Nail Biting

April 07, 2016

Hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting and other body-focused repetitive behaviors are such subconscious actions that you never really know when it is happening. HabitAware’s smart bracelet is designed to give you awareness of where your hands are and what your mind is doing when you aren’t really paying attention.  But then what?! After awareness, it’s …

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What Kind of BFRB Mindset Do You Have?

March 24, 2016

I am part of a few online communities for folks with BFRBs, specifically trichotillomania (hair pulling). I also attend monthly meet-ups with other hair pullers, nail-biters and skin-pickers in Minneapolis. Over the years, friendships have formed within these groups and I’ve noticed something interesting: even though we’ve all found a different way to deal with …

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3 Reasons We’re Excited for TLC’s 2016 BFRB Conference

March 10, 2016

Trichotillomania Learning Center’s 2016 Body Focused Repetitive Behavior Conference is coming up next month. We are excited to be attending for the second year in a row and here’s why:   1) We get to meet old friends!     As someone with trichotillomania, Aneela’s been in the online BFRB community for a while, making …

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Light, Lights, Lights

March 09, 2016

This article was written by Dr. John Pritchard, HabitAware co-founder & lead hardware engineer. It is reprinted with his permission from his blog. Shenzhen is a fascinating place. It lives up to its reputation as the electronics mecca of the world and isn’t afraid to show it. Some of the largest manufacturers of LEDs and LED …

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We’re in China!

March 07, 2016

In mid January of 2016, the HabitAware team traveled from our Minnesotan headquarters to Asia to participate in HAX. HAX is a hardware startup accelerator program in the heart of the manufacturing capital of the world, Shenzhen, China. HAX has a very small acceptance rate so we are honored to be chosen. HAX provides expertise …

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Our Fave #BFRBWeek Tweets

October 09, 2015

#BFRBAwarenessWeek may be over, but it’s important to continue the conversation. Here are some of our favorite #BFRBWeek tweets from Oct 1 – Oct 7, 2015. Thanks to all these courageous people for being vulnerable & sharing their stories. We hope to help you all! Spreading awareness for trichotillomania and other body focused repetitive behaviours this week! …

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Sizing Guide

Not sure which size is right for you?

It's important that Keen fits snugly. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order:

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