Smartphone sensor data has potential to detect cannabis intoxication: Study

The study shows the feasibility of using smartphone sensor data to identify episodes of cannabis intoxication in the environment

Researchers have found that the smartphone sensor has the ability to detect cannabis intoxication in their recent studies.

 

The smartphone sensor is very much similar to the sensors which are used in GPS systems and experts say that there might be a way to determine if someone is intoxicated after consuming Marijuana.

 

The study shows the feasibility of using smartphone sensor data to identify episodes of cannabis intoxication in the environment, and a combination of time features. The smartphone sensor data had a 90 per cent rate of accuracy.

 

Researcher Tammy Chung from Rutgers University said, “Using the sensors in a person’s phone, we might be able to detect when a person might be experiencing cannabis intoxication and deliver a brief intervention when and where it might have the most impact to reduce cannabis-related harm."

 

This particular study is published in the journal named Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Experts analysed data regularly collected from young adults who reported cannabis use at least twice per week.

 

The details they found in the phone surveys showed reports of cannabis use and continuous phone sensor data marked the important time of day and day of the week in detecting the use and even identified which phone sensors are most useful in detecting self-reported intoxication.

 

The researchers concluded that the sensor had around 60 per cent accuracy in detecting self-reporting of cannabis intoxication along with the combination of time features and smartphone sensor data had accurately detected around 90 per cent cannabis intoxication.

 

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