The prototype Skyn from BACtrack won the National Institutes of Health’s “Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge” in May. The U.S. government sponsored the contest to create a small and accurate way of measuring how alcohol is affecting a drinker in as close to real-time as possible.
The Skyn detects ethanol molecules escaping through the skin and sends constant reports — as many as one per second — to your phone using a Bluetooth connection.
Rather than having to take breath tests, the Skyn gives users almost real-time measurements of their Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). It causes the phone to vibrate as users near 0.04% BAC — about half the legal limit to operate a vehicle in most states – warning them to slow down on their drinking.
BACtrack hasn’t announced a final price on their new device, but the company plans to have limited quantities of the Skyn available by the end of 2016.
Source: Goodnews Network