Proof is the first wearable that discretely monitors your blood alcohol content level and displays tracked information via an accompanying smart phone app. However, if you like, the app also allows you to proudly share your results with your friends. And family. You know, as in Mom and Dad.
When you're out on the town, checking alcohol levels in your blood with a breathalyzer probably isn't part of the programme, but there is a way to do it discretely, if you wish so.
California-based Milo Sensors is creating the next generation of wearable biosensors that gain blood-level insights in a non-invasive way. Proof will able to detect alcohol molecules right through your skin via enzyme-based electrochemical sensor. The sensor momentarily converts alcohol into an electrical current, but the entire point of this supersoft wristband is to continuously track a wearer's blood alcohol level, so one knows right where one stands at all times. Powered by a rechargable battery and equipped with a disposable cartridge, it can automatically track alcohol content for 12 hours straight. It uses smart LED and vibration alerts to notify the wearer of increasing alcohol levels, as per pre-selected BAC levels.
With this information, people can hopefully make better decisions about driving home or having someone come and pick them up. In such a case, Proof is a potentially life-saving wearable for a smarter night out.
Proof is expected to go on sale later in 2017. It will cost you between $100 and $150.