HabitAware Receives $300,000 NIH Research Grant to Develop Innovative Awareness Bracelet as a Treatment for Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder)

August 09, 2018

HabitAware was awarded a $300,000 federal research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to further develop and test its innovative wearable device for treating trichotillomania, a debilitating mental health disorder that involves compulsive hair pulling and affects 180 million people worldwide.



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HabitAware Receives $300,000 Grant to Advance Work Treating Hair-Pulling Disorder

April 10, 2019

Through a study funded by the grant award, HabitAware will evaluate the feasibility of Keen as an official treatment for trichotillomania. Simultaneously, Keen will be further developed into a tool for self-administration of Habit Reversal Training (HRT), one of few verified treatments currently in existence.

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A New Tool to Overcome Skin and Hair Picking Disorders

April 10, 2019

You, she reminds, are who’s really in control. And that’s where Keen comes in. When the bracelet vibrates, it’s bringing the picking compulsion from the subconscious into the conscious — giving you the ability to then consciously say to yourself “my hands are not where I want them to be”.

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HabitAware, Minneapolis mental health startup, wins MEDA's $1 million challenge for minority entrepreneurs

January 30, 2019

HabitAware, a St. Louis Park-based mental health startup, was awarded $400,000 on Wednesday for winning the Metropolitan Economic Development Association's inaugural "$1 million challenge" for minority entrepreneurs.

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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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