Proof wearable helps you test your Blood Alcohol Level

A drink or two can make you intoxicated, and if you have to sit on the wheels this may be bad for you.

But with the growing rate of technology now you can test the level of your alcohol content just by using simple apps or wearables like proof.

Proof is a wearable being developed by California-based tech firm Milo Sensors. The alcohol-sensing gadget is currently being showcased at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, the world’s biggest tech show.

So how does it work?

Proof has been billed as “a premium wearable for happy hours, wine tastings, and more”, with users receiving real-time, customisable notifications via a smartphone app.

It will allow wearers to pre-set alcohol consumption limits, with the smart bracelet monitoring BAL through perspiration in real-time.

“Milo’s wrist-worn biometric sensor was developed to provide an accurate and affordable means for continuously tracking blood alcohol level without needing to blow into a breathalyser or take a blood test,” the company explains.

Bob Lansdorp, who co-founded the company, told WearableZone: “The alcohol that’s in your bloodstream diffuses through your skin, and we pick up those trace amounts that would naturally just go off into the air.

“We capture those and turn them into a signal that relates to the alcohol content in your blood.”

He added: “With our device, you put it on at the beginning of the night, forget about it, and throughout the night it tracks your BAL continuously.”

Last year, the company secured second prize in the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s challenge to create a Wearable Alcohol Biosensor.

Milo Sensors told Mashable they hope to fund the project through a crowdfunding campaign later this year.

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