Juul Labs has reportedly applied for a patent on a device powered by artificial intelligence that reduces nicotine intake, according to The Verge.
Juul applied for the patent last summer regarding a device that works in combination with a vaporiser to reduce the user's nicotine intake. The device, which is connected to a smartphone, contains both a nicotine and a non-nicotine product and alternates between releasing the two. By evaluating the user's vaping behaviour, it learns how to adjust the amount of nicotine released, ultimately helping the user to quit nicotine altogther, reports the Verge.
The report of the patent application comes just after another report that Juul Labs is looking into developing a new e-cigarette that uses an age-proof lock, according to the New York Post. In order to use the new device, users must submit a government ID along with a photo upon first logging into the app. The company has already rolled out a similar device in the UK and Canada.
Juul's application will reportedly span 250,000 pages and is due to be submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration by 12 May.