ram-babu-royIIT Kharagpur developing app to help smokers quit

The Economic Times (December 17, 2018)

NEW DELHI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kgp) are developing a mobile application to help smokers quit. The app could be integrated with a fitness band or a smartphone to track and alert users with an alarm when they try to light a cigarette. A simultaneous alert will go to a friend, relative or doctor of the smoker to intervene and deter the smoker from smoking.

A research team led by Ram Babu Roy, assistant professor at Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship at IIT Kgp, has developed a prototype of sensor-based activity tracking kit which can monitor the activities in daily lives along with the smoking habits. (Read More)