Aneela Kumar is a Minneapolis based entrepreneur that appears to be just another one of those passionate, innovative, hard working women. But for over 20 years she had a secret. She was a hair puller. She would find herself pulling her hair out after the fact, not even realizing she did it.
Like all true entrepreneurs, she had to figure out a way to solve this problem for herself. She knew that somehow she could use technology to do this and the idea for Keen was born.
Dealing with the stress of everyday life can be rough, and that’s outside of the added pressure of a global pandemic. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our sense of daily normalcy, countless Minnesotans are facing uncertainty, isolation, and fear.
Have you heard of trichotillomania? How about dermatillomania? Both are known as “body-part repetitive behaviors”—in this case, hair pulling and skin pulling. To help break habits like these, Minneapolis-based HabitAwaredeveloped a smart bracelet called Keen that detects repeated motions and issues a vibration to alert users to their actions.
Now, in the age of coronavirus, the Keen bracelet has found a new way to help.
It's important that Keen fits snugly. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order: