The weirdest tech of CES 2018

January 12, 2018

Many people go to Vegas to indulge bad habits, but HabitAware CEO Sameer Kumar brought this smart wristband here to help people quit theirs….

CES 2018: HabitAware Consumer Electronics Show Interview with BeTerrific

January 12, 2018

HabitAware exhibited at CES 2018. Here is cofounder Aneela's interview with BeTerrific!

Minnesota Goes to Vegas for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

January 11, 2018

HabitAware – Saint Louis Park-based company specializing in health-oriented wearable devices


CES Live Blog Day 4: Vegas’s Biggest Gadget Show Rolls On

January 11, 2018

I think people who don’t have habits like trichotillomania (an irresistible urge to pick out your body hair) don’t really understand how distressing a compulsive habit can be. Habitaware nudges you whenever you engage in your compulsive behavior to help you stop. It’s fun to see the bracelet refine what your compulsive behavior might feel …

Aneela Idnani Overcomes Her Disorder of Pulling Her Hair

January 11, 2018

Aneela Idnani had lived hiding a secret for 20 years: she used to compulsively pull out her hair. A type of mental health disorder that involves hair pulling, nail biting, and skin picking that affects 30 million Americans. Aneela says, “I didn’t want anyone, especially my husband, to think I was a lesser person because 

Robots and time travel at CES 2018

January 10, 2018

And for anyone who needs a little self-improvement, there’s Keen from HabitAware. The smart-bracelet uses gesture detection technology to gently nudge wearers into breaking bad habits, such as nail biting or hair twirling. The bracelet vibrates when it notices that your hands are in the wrong place and vibrates as a reminder.


5 Women CEOs & Founders You Ought To Know From CES 2018 #CESSoMale

January 10, 2018

Keen (by HabitAware) is a smart bracelet that helps people like its founder, Aneela Kumar, take control of unwanted behaviors like hair pulling, skin picking, and nail biting. These mental health disorders are collectively known as body focused repetitive behaviors and negatively impact the lives of 30 Million Americans.  “I was a hair puller for … 

Here are the top VC deals for Minnesota in Q4

January 10, 2018

Wearables startup HabitAware raised an undisclosed amount from hardware accelerator HAX and venture capital firm SOSV, according to MoneyTree. HabitAware makes the Keen bracelet, which vibrates when users engage in repetitive habits they are trying to break, like nail biting.

Investor’s Guide To Eureka Park: HabitAware

January 09, 2018

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’s makes that recognition and notifies you, your more cognizant of it. Once you realize you’re doing it, it’s easier to stop. 


22 Minnesota Companies to Watch at CES 2018

January 08, 2018

A Twin Cities startup that created Keen, a smart bracelet that uses gesture detection to build a user’s awareness of unwanted, subconscious hand motions. Keen alerts the user in real-time so they can take control of compulsive behaviors such as hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking and others. Read Minne Inno’s story about the company here. … 

See The Minnesota Tech Appearing At CES 2018

January 08, 2018

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CES 2018: Tech preview of the show’s coolest new products

January 06, 2018

Several firms are seeking to treat undesired behavior via vibration-based “haptic” feedback. They include Keen – a smart bracelet that buzzes if it detects the wearer pulling their hair or picking their skin…



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