The present disclosure relates to a method and device for detecting smoking gestures. A wrist-worn device includes a gyroscope and an accelerometer which provides signals representing movement of a wearer's arm. A processor within the device receives signals from the gyroscope and the accelerometer and determines whether the signals represent movement that corresponds to the act of smoking. If so, the device may issue an alert to the user.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO 2017/129946
IPCA61B 5/11
Priority date26/01/16
Filing date18/01/17
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2017


Structured keywords

  • Digital Health
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Cognitive Science
  • Tactile Action Perception
  • Tobacco and Alcohol

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Skinner, A., Stone, C. J., Doughty, H., & Munafo, M. (2017). IPC No. A61B 5/11. Method and device for detecting a smoking gesture. (Patent No. WO 2017/129946). World Intellectual Property Organisation.