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Researchers develop startup to help people in addiction recovery

A group of researchers in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies is developing a system—WearIT—utilizing wearable devices as tools help individuals battle addiction.

Their idea was the winner of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania’s TechCelerator program, receiving $10,000 in December to bring the idea closer to market.

WearIT is a scientific framework that uses a wearable device – such as a Fitbit or Apple watch – along with a smartphone and a web server to detect indicators of stress and/or anxiety in the person wearing the device.

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