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Article posted May 10 2013, 12:55 PM Category: Economy Source: CNSNews.com Print

Feds Spend $402,721 on Underwear That Senses Cigarette Smoke

By Elizabeth Harrington

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded more than $400,000 to a research project involving underwear that can detect when a person smokes cigarettes.

The University of Alabama has received two grants totaling $402,721 for the project, which so far has produced a "very early prototype" of the monitoring system, which -- in its current state -- fits like a vest.

The goal of the three-year study is to "develop a wearable sensor system comprised of a breathing sensor integrated into conventionalunderwear." The Personal Automatic Cigarette Tracker (PACT for short) is intended to accurately measure when and how often people smoke as well as how deeply they inhale. The real-time information would be used to design strategies for smoking cessation.

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Posted: May 14 2013, 2:48 PM

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oh how they spend. money burning a hole in their pocket. don't knock it, Nick Carangi I told you.


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