Monoxalyze

Joshua Adkins, Prabal Dutta
2016 Proceedings of the 14th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems CD-ROM - SenSys '16  
We present Monoxalyze, a keychain-sized, Bluetooth-based, carbon monoxide breathalyzer that aims to enable mobile, scalable smoking cessation intervention programs. These intervention programs have been shown to greatly increase the rate of a quit attempt, which in turn decreases the rate of smoking, a major public health problem that still affects over one billion people around the world. Currently, intervention programs verify cessation compliance by requiring program participants to
more » ... lly visit clinics and exhale through large, expensive carbon monoxide breathalyzers-a practice that cannot scale to one billion smokers. Monoxalyze enables mobile cessation verification by working with a user's smartphone to establish a ring of spatio-temporal transitive trust between the Monoxalyze device, the user, and the smartphone, a concept that can be applied to many third-party monitoring applications. In Monoxalyze, the links of this trust are represented by simultaneous exhalation verification, facial recognition, and device-to-phone visible light authentication. In our evaluation, we show that Monoxalyze lasts over 80 days between charges, and has the ability to verify a Monoxalyze user. With a small user study we show that Monoxalyze determines smoking cessation with 92% accuracy, a level comparable with commercial CO breathalyzers. Further contributions describe the design decisions behind creating a low-power BLE device. CCS Concepts •Security and privacy → Multi-factor authentication; Embedded systems security; Malicious design modifications; •Humancentered computing → Mobile devices; •Computer systems organization → Sensors and actuators; Embedded hardware;
doi:10.1145/2994551.2994571 dblp:conf/sensys/AdkinsD16 fatcat:olqdgwwy2bdivam7httcsnm5nq