Best Inventions 2018: Bracelets That Help Kick Bad Habits

November 20, 2018

TIME Magazine Best Inventions 2018: HabitAware Bracelets That Help Kick Bad Habits
Aneela Idnani hid her stress-induced hair pulling for 20 years. So she founded a company, HabitAware, to create one. Its flagship product: Keen, a sleek, smart bracelet that users program to pick up on repetitive motions, such as hair pulling, skin picking or nail biting.

After Minnesota Cup win, tech startup HabitAware works on fundraising round

November 18, 2018

StarTribune HabitAware
For most people, biting their nails is just a bad habit, but for many with mental health issues, it’s a symptom of something much more serious. Moreover, if this helps people who pull hair, a condition known as trichotillomania, it also could help folks who pick their skin or binge eat to satisfy anxieties.  The HabitAware founders are in the process of raising up to $2 million in their inaugural formal round of capital raising.

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November 15, 2018

Finance and Commerce HabitAware

Arlan Hamilton is founder and managing partner of Los Angeles-based Backstage Capital, which has invested more than $5 million in 100 startups whose high-potential founders are people of color, women or LGBTQ. Two of those startups are in Minnesota, including Minneapolis-based HabitAware, the winner of the $50,000 grand prize in the 2018 MN Cup entrepreneurial competition, and the developer of a smart bracelet to make users aware of hair-pulling and other unwanted repetitive behavior.


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October 11, 2018

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HabitAware got its start two years ago when Aneela Idnani Kumar and her husband, Sameer, set out to use smart-wearable technology to treat an impulse-control disorder known as trichotillomania that involves pulling out one’s hair. She has had “trich” for more than 20 years.

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Finally, the applications don’t have to be simply about physical activity tracking or syncing apps: Check out HabitAware, whose Keen smart bracelet uses a sophisticated motion sensor to help people reduce unflattering behaviors like hair pulling and nail biting.

Help with Mental Health from HabitAware at CES 2018

February 14, 2018

The HabitAware Keen is a wrist-worn wearable that’s very similar in style to a fitness tracker. The Keen uses gesture-detection technology to recognize when the wearer is engaging in behaviors associated with poor mental health. For most people, biting their nails is just a bad habit, but for many with mental health issues, it’s a …


Keen by HabitAware

February 13, 2018

The folks over at HabitAware are on a mission, a mission to help those affected by Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors or BFRB’S and raise awareness of how these disorders can affect a person’s life. Their new smart bracelet helps sufferers become aware of subconscious behaviors and try to redirect their focus.

Want to kick a habit? Try an app

January 28, 2018

The Keen bracelet, from startup HabitAware, grew out of founder Aneela Idnani Kumar’s two-decade struggle with trichotillomania, a disorder where sufferers distractedly pull out their own eyebrows and lashes. She devised a motion-sensing wristband that vibrates every time users make the gesture related to their habit – it’s recommended to help with nail-biting and skin-picking, too.

It’s not too late: Clever apps to help you break you bad habits

January 27, 2018

She devised a motion-sensing wristband that vibrates every time users make the gesture related to their habit—it’s recommended to help with nail-biting and skin-picking, too.


These clever apps will help you break many of your worst habits

January 26, 2018

The Keen bracelet (from US$149), from startup HabitAware, grew out of founder Aneela Idnani Kumar’s two-decade struggle with trichotillomania, a disorder where sufferers distractedly pull out their own eyebrows and lashes.

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January 26, 2018

Have a bad habit, like biting your nails? Keen helps people break those habits by sensing when they’re performing the action and vibrating to alert the wearer so they know to stop.

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January 25, 2018

HabitAware grew out of founder Aneela Idnani Kumar’s two-decade struggle with trichotillomania, a disorder where sufferers distractedly pull out their own eyebrows and lashes. She devised a motion-sensing wristband that vibrates every time users make the gesture related to their habit—it’s recommended to help with nail-biting and skin-picking, too.



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