Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known to man. As such, many patients find quitting very challenging. A number of tools are available to assist smokers wishing to quit, including nicotine patches, electronic cigarettes, and medications. However, the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal can be severe, and so many users fail or relapse after quitting. Wearable technologies that can deliver nicotine at times to reduce cravings and severe symptoms are likely to increase the chances of success.
Smart Stop by Chrono Therapeutics
Smart stop is a wearable pod that can be worn anywhere on the skin. It contains nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and delivers it when the smoker experiences their strongest cravings. It administers NRT through the skin without injections or needles before the smoker wakes up, and aims to help users become non-smokers without undergoing severe nicotine withdrawal symptoms. The pod is embedded with sensors that monitor the smoker’s use of the NRT and then uses Bluetooth to transmit the data to an app that provides coaching. The app shows NRT usage data and displays progress, and provides reminders and encouragement to stay on track.