This Smart Necklace Helps Track Your Smoking Habits with Each Puff

This smart necklace will track every puff you smoke

This smart necklace will track every puff you smoke

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Researchers have developed a smart necklace called ‘SmokeMon’ that helps keep a track of your smoking habits with every puff you smoke. The researchers at the Northwestern Medicine have developed a neck-wearable device that resembles a lapis blue pendant necklace that tracks heat when you smoke a cigarette. The necklace can also track how much a smoker inhales, and the time between puffs.
“We can detect when the cigarette is being lit, when the person holds it to their mouth and takes a puff, how much they inhale, how much time between puffs and how long they have the cigarette in their mouth, said senior investigator Nabil Alshurafa, associate professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
“For many people who attempt to quit smoking, a slip is one or two cigarettes or even a single puff. But a slip is not the same as a relapse (going back to smoking regularly). A person can learn from slips, by gaining awareness that they did not fail, they just had a temporary setback,” Alshurafa added.

With the SmokeMon smart necklace, users can gain a better understanding of the relationship between tobacco-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, diabetes, COPD, emphysema and chronic bronchitis by assessing chemical exposure.

The smart necklace has been developed to measure what’s called smoking topography which is essentially an assessment of how much carbon monoxide is a smoker exposed to and provides actionable insights to help those tryin to quit smoking.

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