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.

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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 Forbes.com.

 

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Abigail Bassett is the Executive Editor at CNTRL MEDIA, LLC. She is also a freelance content creator and curator whose work has appeared in publications like Forbes, Fortune, Automobile, Motor Trend, Money Magazine and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories using a variety of media and taking the visitor places that they have never been–whether it’s into the cockpit of a rare supercar, inside an exclusive home or hotel, or behind the scenes of a fashionable event. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour yoga teacher. She teaches at a number of public, private, and corporate venues, around Los Angeles, CA.

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