This Startup Harnesses Wearable Technology to Fight Addiction

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30 Under 30, Business and Finance, FORBES, HEALTH & WELLNESS, PROFILES, Start Up Tech, TECH, Wearable Tech, WRITING

Akshaya Shanmugam wants to create healthcare that is affordable, accessible and addresses pressing problems — and, at age 30, she’s co-founder and CEO of a company called Lumme Labs that’s working toward doing just that.


By combining behavioral science, electrical engineering and machine learning, the Lumme Labs team says it has come up with a wearable that can help curb and eventually stop many addictive behaviors, including smoking, drinking alcohol and using drugs.

Read more of my story on Akshaya and Lumme Labs at


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Abigail Bassett is a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television, video, and podcast host whose work has appeared in publications like TechCrunch, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Motor Trend, Shondaland, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories that change the way we see, interact with, and relate to the world. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 500-hour yoga teacher.

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