Soter Technologies, the Long Island-based creators of the world's first vape detection and alert system for schools, has partnered with Denver-based RAIsonance Inc., a family of companies dedicated to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-based solutions for the safety, security, and healthcare diagnostics markets, to bring MyAdvocate, a Rapid Biometric Cough Signature Analysis Technology app, to schools and parents to support the reduction of youth vaping and smoking.
RONKONKOMA, N.Y., and DENVER, March 23, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Soter Technologies, the Long Island-based creators of the world's first vape detection and alert system for schools, has partnered with Denver-based RAIsonance Inc., a family of companies dedicated to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-based solutions for the safety, security, and healthcare diagnostics markets. The companies will work together to bring MyAdvocate, a Rapid Biometric Cough Signature Analysis Technology app, to schools and parents to support the reduction of youth vaping and smoking.
Parents and school administrators across the United States have been looking for tools and approaches to stop the youth vaping epidemic. School administrators in particular want to find ways to help students as opposed to punishing them when they are addicted to nicotine. MyAdvocate gives parents and school leaders mobile technology that young people can connect with and use to monitor their progress as they work to break their nicotine addiction.
MyAdvocate for Vape Recovery and Smoking Recovery is a completely new, biometric tracking app that detects and measures the respiratory improvements users achieve while quitting smoking or vaping. Using artificial intelligence, MyAdvocate technology compares Forced Cough Vocalization (FCV) signatures, which are intentional coughs, to the user's previously created baseline. With each new cough, MyAdvocate generates a new score that shows the recovery progress.
To create a baseline, users record several sets of FCVs. From those recordings, MyAdvocate uses AI to create a baseline that is as unique as a fingerprint. This baseline is a multi-dimensional composite consisting of dozens of unique cough features from each cough. Each new cough is then compared to this baseline and scored, to show the user's progress toward recovery. The MyAdvocate product line works on both Android and Apple smartphones, giving schools, parents, and young people an additional set of smart tools to help them stop vaping and smoking.
"Our proprietary AI analyzes these biometric FCV signals, creating a personalized way to capture, track and monitor progress. Young people are drawn to mobile technology and it is our goal to give them a tool that is easy to use, and helps them see the result of their efforts to quit. Providing frequent, direct, and personal feedback is a proven approach to supporting this very difficult journey. Partnering with Soter Technologies is a big win for us ? they are a leader in this space and have done tremendous work in supporting young people, their families, and their schools in this critical initiative. We are so proud to be working with them," said Kitty Kolding, CEO and Founder, RAIsonance Group of Companies.
Soter's experience in the K-12 market, mobile application and backend monitoring technology have been paired with RAIsonance's AI cough analyzer technology. By combining their technology, MyAdvocate for Vape Recovery app users have real time tracking of their cessation efforts.
"Youth smoking continues to be a problem and the student vaping epidemic is out of control across the USA. Millions of students from middle schools and high schools are vaping, and school administrators need solutions that will help students who are addicted instead of punishing them. Education and awareness help reduce vaping and smoking, but the process of breaking the addiction cycle is difficult and painful for many, especially young people. MyAdvocate for Smoking Recovery and Vape Recovery is a perfect addition to the products and services we offer. With this technology as a key part of anti-vaping efforts, I am certain we will help more young people break the nicotine addiction cycle and quit vaping and smoking," said Derek Peterson, CEO Soter Technologies.
MyAdvocate will be added to Soter Technologies FlySense vape detection and alert system and "NO VAPE" educational awareness program which has been proven to reduce vaping in schools by focusing on the health hazards.
Post-pandemic vaping has reemerged in schools. More and more students are vaping and each vape liquid pod contains the same amount of nicotine as a pack of cigarettes in addition to other harmful chemicals.
For more information about Soter Technologies, visit https://www.sotertechnologies.com/. For more information about RAIsonance, please visit http://www.RAIsonance.ai.
About Soter Technologies?
Based in Ronkonkoma, New York, Soter Technologies is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students and the general public with advanced technology and creative solutions that fits today's marketplace and needs. Using advanced sensor, IoT, and software technology, Soter Technologies develops and delivers innovative solutions in two distinct and unique product lines FlySense®?and?SymptomSense. ?FlySense offers environmental intelligence, which makes the world a safer and healthier place, from schools to enterprises to public spaces. The?FlySense Vaping and Elevated Sound Detector?is the first in the world to introduce a vape and bullying detection and alert system for schools.?SymptomSense products are designed to detect illness and protect facilities.?Soter Technologies' name is inspired by Greek mythology wherein Soter is the personification of safety, deliverance, and preservation from harm.?For more information about the company and its services and products, visit:?http://www.sotertechnologies.com.??
About RAIsonance, Inc.
RAIsonance is a family of companies headquartered in the Denver Tech Center in Colorado, dedicated to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-based solutions for the safety, security, and healthcare diagnostics markets. Originally funded with a grant from the National Science Foundation, RAIsonance has developed breakthrough technology innovations that use signal data signature recognition as a biomarker for human medical diagnostics and to support ground-breaking safety applications. To learn more about RAIsonance, please visit http://www.RAIsonance.ai.
Bill Corbett Jr., Soter Technologies, (516) 428-9327, firstname.lastname@example.org
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