Skip to comments.Feds Spend $402,721 on Underwear That Senses Cigarette Smoke
Posted on 05/07/2013 9:46:49 AM PDT by Zakeet
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 conventional underwear.
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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You Freepers can take some comfort knowing that, as always, the Government is confiscating your money for a good cause!
$400,000 might be better used buying fuel for Coast Guard boats that are no longer being allowed to patrol (DHS not permitting fuel use). Until Americans rise up in OUTRAGE about this sort of crap, useless, wasteful spending, the government will continue to pick your pockets, wallets, bank accounts, children’s inheritance, and soon ... your retirement accounts. At this rate, the gov’t might as well just confiscate all income and give Americans an allowance that they deem sufficient (via some gov’t calculation) for food, shelter, etc. /s
Great for Obama who is always blowing smoke out his a^s.
well I want them to make underwear than can tell if I had too much alcohol.
They can all do that, provided you've drunk enough.
I’ve got a freaking nose that tells me how much a person smokes.
It came with the body, didn’t cost me a dime.
I’d rather pay to keep Sandra Fluke from getting knocked-up. At least that would benefit society in some way.
I don't wear my underwear that high!
President erkel does. Bet he won’t be wearin’ them unless the wookie tells him to.
“well I want them to make underwear than can tell if I had too much alcohol.”
They already have those.
Check your underwear. Are they on frontwards... or backwards?
If they’re on frontwards, keep drinking.
Is this so someone can tell if their partner is smoking during sex, rather than just after it?
Only if you are an intern and the smoke is coming from a cigar.
May West ... “I never looked”
There is a being up n the heavens looking down at us and shaking his head in wonder.
“Why the hell did I let Satan create Iiberals? I knew I should have given the shop keys to someone else while I was on my Disney vacation.”
This isn’t for voluntary smoking cessation, it’s for smoking detection.
This whole idea screams of the big brother nanny state. Who would voluntarily wear one of these things & for what reason?
The only possible use for such a device is for someone, possibly your doctor or employer, to police your smoking habit. It follows that you will be punished in some manner if the device says you have been smoking.
The Joseph Mengele Award goes to UA for their even considering such nonsense.
There was a wonderful tale about a smoking cessation course given by the wise guys. The lapsed smoker’s loved ones would be tortured.
This sounds like a precursor to the fantasy. ( ;
Is that the next thing bloomberg will force on everyone?
So what happens when you light up...an alarm goes off, the fire dept arrives and blast you with a fire hose...cessation that works.
Holy Bat Crap, Robin. Did I just drop a cigarette down my drawers and set them on fire, or I am trying to do a video imitation of Jerry Lee Lewis’ song “Great Balls of Fire”?
Oh, I see said the blind man. You’ve got to wear a PACT in order to smoke a pack. Gotchya (I mean you the stupid people who are paying for this kind of crap).
I really don’t understand the criticism here. I have all my life been waiting around for cigarette-smoke-sensing underwear. No...really.
When will someone ... anyone ... in DC figure out that we are broke?!?
Just look for the nicotine stains on their shorts!