Detection of Smoking Gesture Using Smart Watches


Reference #: 01208

The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a technology that automates the detection of smoking gesture using smart watches



Non-intrusive monitoring of smoking behavior has become the main bottleneck in understanding the social and psychological components of smoking.


Invention Description:

The subject invention is a smartwatch that can detect when a person is smoking. It allows for automatic and nonintrusive detection of smoking gesture to enable further study of smokers in their natural environments and allow for the initiation of optimal intervention mechanisms.


Potential Applications:

Development of an artificial intelligence that will detect a smoking hand gesture using a smartwatch.


Advantages and Benefits:

The new invention makes it possible to study smoking and the behavior of smokers in their natural environments in a manner that is both automatic and non-intrusive. Unlike traditional methods of data collection, this method is likely to produce more accurate results that are comparable to real life experience. 


Patent Information:
Title App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date Patent Status
Wearable Computing Device Featuring Machine-Learning-Based Smoking Detection Utility United States 15/948,259 10,551,935 4/9/2018 2/4/2020   Issued
For Information, Contact:
Technology Commercialization
University of South Carolina
Homayoun Valafar
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