With an audience of about 2,000 people, TEDxFargo is a great platform to raise awareness.
That’s what Aneela Idnani did to teach people about a condition called trichotillomania.
It’s a compulsive hair pulling disorder that left her in hiding for years, afraid people would find out about her bare eyebrows.
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.
HabitAware, 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.
The HabitAware team hopes the situation will help more people empathize with those fighting body-focused repetitive behaviors.
“For me, the silver lining is that we as BFRBers finally have something that the world can relate to,” said cofounder, Aneela Idnani, “I think this will help us be more comfortable in seeking support from friends and family, and shift from hiding to healing.”
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.
It's important that Keen fits snugly. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order: