What is smoking topography?
Smoking topography is the fine-grained measurement of smoking behavior, going far beyond common metrics such as pack-years or packs-per-day. Smoking topography extends to metrics like puff volume, puff duration, inter-puff interval, and more.
Why build a smoking topography system?
Smoking researchers and tobacco treatment specialists rely on self-report and memory-recall measures to assess their patients' smoking behaviors. These measures are susceptible to error owing to forgetting, inadherence, or dishonesty. With our system, researchers and clinicians can passively and unobtrusively monitor smoking behavior.