The smartphone has become a personal nexus of information. Everything from our email to our daily caloric intake can be monitored on these devices with simple swipe of a finger; so why not our blood alcohol level too?
That was the sentiment behind the recently-revealed Breathometer, which will be the first personal discrete smartphone breathalyzer. The device is going to work exactly as expected — users will simply blow into the accessory and it will register the blood alcohol level with a corresponding application. The device, which is going tobe small enough to fit comfortably on a key chain, willn easily connect to handsets via the audio jack.
Everyone likes to believe that they know their limit, but the line between sober and unfit to drive becomes blurry far more often than many of us would like to admit. Is this device likely to put an end to drinking and driving? Unfortunately no, but it can help conscious individuals make safe and health decisions.
That’s the whole concept according to Breathometer CEO Michael Yim; “Breathometer wasn’t created just to address the risks associated with drinking and driving, [b]ut to help people, their friends and family, all to make smart and safer choices when consuming alcohol.”
The Breathometer team has also started an indegogo campaign in hopes of funding the final stage of production. Similar to Kickstater, the campaign offers a variety of pledge levels offering a variety of rewards ranging from $20 (for a Breathometer device) all the way up to $500 (for a lifetime upgrade of all Breathometer products).
While an official release date has yet to be set, the Breathometer is expected to release sometime during the summer of this year.