A Twin Cities tech company creating a bracelet to make users aware of behaviors like nail-biting has found a new mission during the COVID-19 outbreak: getting people to stop touching their faces.
Habitaware is a smart tech bracelet that let's you know where your hands are at all times. Aneela Idnani joins Dave Lee to talk about how this could help others during the Coronavirus.
Minneapolis mental health startup HabitAware has been awarded a grant for just under $225,000 from a division of the National Science Foundation to continue the development of Keen, a bracelet intended to stop body-focused repetitive behaviors.
Good money for good causes is something we can certainly get behind, and the latest news from HabitAware definitely fits the bill. The St. Louis Park-based company announced in a blog post that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $224,795 by the National Science Foundation. This marks the second grant the company has received; it was awarded a $300,000 federal research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health in 2018.
It's important that Keen fits snugly. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order: