HabTics – Empowering You To Quit Nicotine

We want to bring a breath of fresh air to an industry lacking it, with a personalized vaping solution designed to empower individuals in making healthier lifestyle choices and achieving their goals to quit nicotine

Nathan Rusk
University of Twente
Business Information Technology

Over het initiatief / About the initiative

HabTics – Empowering You To Quit Nicotine

In welke fase zit jouw initiatief? / In what stage is your initiative?


Heb je jouw initiatief al gevalideerd? / Did you validate your initiative?

We have validated the idea with informal interviews of the target users, discussions with an addiction researcher, and with discussions with vape shop owners

Meer informatie over jouw initiatief / More info about your initiative

With the decline in smoking, nicotine addiction might seem like an issue of the past, but the rise of vaping shows that this is not true, especially for young people. Modern technology presents an opportunity to tackle this problem in a smarter and more innovative way, addressing the unique challenges of vaping and bringing vapes back to their roots as a tool to quit smoking. HabTics is answering the call to help smokers quit through vaping and to help vapers quit altogether.

Having HabTics is like having a personal coach with you every step of the way, offering guidance and encouragement, stepping in to help you make the right decisions during weak moments, and building up your self-control. By empowering users with a customizable and personalized approach, HabTics equips them to tackle their addiction and life with confidence.

The HabTics smart vape and app follow three core principles: Knowledge, Control, and Empower.

The HabTics vape accurately and automatically tracks your vaping habit. Knowledge is power, so we use your data to understand your habits, pinpoint your problems, and personalize our approach. Offering guidance tailored to you and motivation when you need it most.

You can set custom rules that the HabTics vape will follow. By focusing on your specific challenges, these rules can help take control away from the addiction. Over time, the rules can be loosened, slowly and purposefully, to help you develop your self control.

HabTics combines these principles to help you set progressive and achievable goals that build you up. We believe that conquering hard challenges in one part of life helps you do better in all areas. At HabTics, we empower our users to take control of their addiction and their lives.

Wat is er anders/nieuw aan jouw idee/oplossing t.o.v. bestaande oplossingen? / What is different/new about your idea/solution compared to existing solutions??

HabTics combines smart technology with personalized support to offer a unique and comprehensive solution for smokers and vapers.

Automatic Tracking and Personalized Insights
Unlike existing solutions that rely on manual tracking, HabTics automatically monitors your vaping habits, providing real-time data and personalized feedback. This technology-driven approach ensures that our guidance is tailored to your specific needs and usage patterns.

Customizable Control Features
Our system allows users to set custom rules for their vaping, helping to build self-control and gradually reduce nicotine intake. This personalized control is a game-changer, enabling users to manage their addiction effectively.

Science-Based Approach
HabTics is committed to a science-based approach, collaborating with experts in addiction and behavior change to ensure our methods are effective and reliable. This collaboration enhances our ability to provide evidence-based support and strategies for quitting nicotine.

Focused on Modern Nicotine Challenges
HabTics addresses the unique challenges of both smoking and vaping, unlike many traditional solutions designed solely for cigarette smokers. While vaping is an effective tool to quit smoking, it also presents its own challenges. Our tailored approach makes HabTics more relevant and effective for smokers and vapers who want to quit nicotine

By integrating technology with expert collaboration and a focus on personalization, HabTics offers an innovative and empathetic solution to nicotine dependence. We are not just another quitting aid; We are your partner on the journey to a healthier, nicotine-free life.

Wat zijn jouw volgende stappen om het verder te ontwikkelen? / What are your next steps to develop the initiative?

Team Expansion
Our immediate next step is to grow our team to further expertise in app and product development, to build our prototypes and beyond.

App Development
We are developing the HabTics app to work standalone as well, but ready for the HabTics vape. This approach allows us to reach the market sooner, rather than delaying the app for the longer development of the HabTics vape. This faster development will let us gather early user feedback, build brand awareness, and generate revenue.

Vape Development
Alongside the app development, we will also develop the HabTics vape. Prototypes will be used as a tool as we develop relationships with relevant experts. The vape will undergo rigorous testing and refinement before production and release.

Wat heb je nodig om (nog meer) impact te maken met dit initiatief? / What do you need to make (more) impact with this initiative?

Grow the Team
We need to meet new people who can potentially join the team and help us develop our prototypes and beyond.

We need access to funding, grants, or potential investment to provide the resources necessary to develop the app and smart vape.

We need to make connections and build relationships in the fields of addiction research, vaping, and smoking cessation services. This includes seeking guidance and expertise to help us develop both our product and our business.