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Slighter

Slighter is a smoking reduction solution, featuring a learning lighter, an AI algorithm and an app, that takes an innovative approach to fight smoking addiction.   
Slighter was created to help smokers achieve a healthier lifestyle through effective smoking reduction strategies embedded in our global impact smart solution.
 
Slighter positively conditions a smoker to gradually reduce cigarette consumption and ultimately quit. 
 
We are a team of 5 people and 3 part-time advisors, currently based out of Lebanon. We have also established offices in the UK and the USA.  

What's Innovative About Their Solution?

In order to address drawbacks of the existing art, Slighter offers a lifestyle solution that is personalized, non-invasive and caters to the user's needs. 
 
Data mining, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are some of the concepts used to develop the Slighter learning algorithm which is the core of the solution, featuring personalized reduction program with the relapse management module.  Slighter caters to a smoker's unique lifestyle and goals, positively conditioning her to gradually reduce cigarette consumption and ultimately quit.
Based on accumulated user data, Slighter’s AI algorithm learns (records and analyzes) a smoker’s behavior and develops a tailored cessation program that gradually reduces the number of cigarettes per day. By successfully reducing daily intake of cigarettes, the user can reach an unprecedented level of confidence that would encourage her to make an extra effort and quit the smoking habit altogether with minimal withdrawal symptoms. 
 
In order to prove effectiveness of its concept, Slighter designed and home-assembled 300 Beta-prototypes that were tested with real smokers. The results proved to be impressive: 40% cross board reduction over the 2 months period, accompanied by minimal withdrawal symptoms.
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📍 Location

Mazraat Yachoua, Lebanon

⚙️ Product Stage

First Full Release

🏭 Industries

Health and Wellness, IoT,  Hardware

🤑 Fundraising Status

Actively raising

💸 Total Funding
To Date

$500k-$1.5MM

🙌 Founder Demographics

Female founder

Big Wins

  • CES 2019 Honoree Award in "Tech for a better world" category
  • TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 Top Picks
  • Beta - prototype test resulted in 40% cross-board reduction 
  • Finalist of Mass Challenge/ Big Booster
  • 100+ soft pre-orders 

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Contact the Founder:

Samer El Gharib

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