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Smartphone Based Alcohol Breathalyzer

5
March
2013
  Posted at 02:00:00 PM
  File under  Gadgets Bluetooth Safety
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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Here's something that might satisfy the safety nazis in France. With their new mandatory-breathalyzers-but-no-sanction-if-caught law in France, every vehicle, including foreign registered ones, will require to have a working breathalyzer onboard, but if you get caught, you'll not be fined (I know, it's stupid but that's politics for you - source Open link in a new window).

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The Alcohoot Open Alcohoot link in a new window is a Bluetooth device that works are a breathalyzer. It pairs with your smartphone (iPhone in the beginning, Android later) and you blow into the device. The data is sent over to your phone where it is analyzed, but more smartly than the breathalyzers used by LEOs since it uses your gender, age, weight and height to correctly tell you if you should be riding your motorcycle or not.

NOTE: The photo is NOT the Alcohoot device, just a funny illustration.

In other words, the results will be more accurate than the units used by cops, but that's a problem as well; your Alcohoot unit may tell you it's safe the mount your motorcycle and ride off into the sunset, the unit used by the cops is more vanilla-its results are a general average alcohol level- so you may still get fined.

But the app is smart as well. If it determines you shouldn't be riding, it knows where you are and will show you phone numbers of local taxis. Or it'll present the phone numbers found in your directory as favorites (call a friend). And if you still decide to go and drive, it can go into "wake up" mode and buzz/sound an alarm every 30 seconds, making sure you haven't nodded off. Or you can ask it to tell you when you've reach sufficient sobriety levels to go on the move again.

The unit is not yet available, it should hit the market in the summer and will cost you around US$70.

In the mean time you can head on over to the Alcohoot web site and see all the features Open Alcohoot link in a new window, or watch the video below.

Alcohoot - The Smartphone Breathalyzer from Jonathan Ofir on Vimeo.



Via: iMore



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