Bad habits become bad habits because we do them subconsciously. The key to Keen is that it trains your brain to recognize when you’re about to do your bad habit. Once it makes that recognition and notifies you, your more cognizant of it. Once you realize you’re doing it, it’s easier to stop.
That’s when she came up with the idea for Keen, a unique wearable that uses a motion sensor to help stop people from bad habits like pulling your hair, fidgeting, scratching and more. When the user’s hands make the motion that they’re about to do their bad habit they get haptic feedback reminding them to stop. And it works.
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: