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HabitAware Bracelet Can Help Break Your Bad Habits

Posted On: Oct 11, 2018   |   Posted By: CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - This week, a Twin Cities couple won first place in the nation's largest competition for entrepreneurs.
The Minnesota Cup's grand prize of $50,000 went to HabitAware. The company makes a tracker that's worn on the wrist. WCCO's Angela Davis shows us how the device helps break habits.
It's called Keen, a smart bracelet with a secret skill. It's for people who need help managing impulse control issues like hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting and thumb sucking.
“I have hair pulling disorder which is basically a coping mechanism for stress or anxiety. That's how it manifests itself for me. I just pull my hair out without realizing it,” Aneela Idnani Kumar said.
Kumar is the co-founder of HabitAware. She knows first-hand what it means to be ashamed of a condition you can't control.
“I hid it for 20 years and then my husband, three years into our marriage, catches me with without eyebrows and asks me, ‘What is going on?'” Kumar said.
Aneela and her husband, Sameer, came up with the idea of...

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