Alcohol-sensing wristband lets you know how wasted you are
Milo Sensors has created a new alcohol-sensing wristband that can track your blood alcohol content and let you know how drunk or sober you are.
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA — Wearables are all the rage these days, and now there’s one that promises to turn most of us into responsible alcoholics.
Proof, by Milo Sensors, is a wristband that functions like a fitness tracker, but tracks alcohol content instead of activity and discreetly displays it on your phone.
According to Mashable, the wearable reads alcohol molecules in the skin and converts them to an electrical current, using a disposable cartridge that can last for up to 12 hours.
It’s capable of predicting how drunk or sober the wearer is, and can send out alerts once a specific blood alcohol level is reached. There’s also an invite-only friends feature that allows the user to keep track of how much alcohol their loved ones have had.
Proof is looking at a target price of $100 to $150, and is set to be crowdfunded sometime in 2017.
The National Institutes of Health contributed $100,000 to the development of the wristband. MILO SENSORS
Though the wristband can also be used for competitive drinking, Milo Sensors CEO Evan Strenk says the technology is meant to help people make informed decisions about alcohol. MILO SENSORS
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