Kumar lead off the presentations, introducing the electronic bracelet designed to alert users when they are engaged in a behavior they have identified as undesirable. Kumar said an individual’s stress-related incidents of hair-pulling lead him to design the device, which provides feedback to the user to help them discontinue the behavior.
The grand prize winner of the six-week program is HabitAware, a behavior modification wearable that alerts the user when they are performing nervous or anxious behaviors. Born from the developer’s personal struggle, the device helps individuals with Trichotillomania and other body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB) by creating awareness of the undesirable action.
HabitAware is wearable behavior modification tool that alerts when nervous or anxious undesirable body-focused repetitive behaviors are made. The idea for HabitAware was born last fall at IOT Hackday and the plan is to bring the product to market in early 2016 with the funds applied towards prototyping.
Sameer Kumar was inspired to solve a real problem going into Minnesota’s IoT Hackday on Saturday. Someone he loves suffers from Trichotillomania — the recurring urge to pull hair from the scalp, eyebrows or other areas of the body.
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