Anyone loping for a way to keep track on how much alcohol they have drunk and their Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) levels, might be interested in a new pocket breathalyzer called the DrinkMate, which has been created by Edge Tech Labs based in Washington, DC.
The DrinkMate pocket breathalyzer plugs into the bottom of your Android smartphone and is capable of displaying results about your intoxication immediately. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the DrinkMate pocket breathalyzer project and see it in action.
DrinkMate plugs into any Android smartphone equipped with a micro-USB port and requires no batteries to function and has been tested on Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, and S5, HTC One, Asus Transformer Prime, Infinity. The device measure just 1.8 long x 0.62 inches in diameter. and offers an easy way to check your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) levels.
The DrinkMate project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $40,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. It creators explain a little more:
“DrinkMate was designed entirely from scratch. We knew that to make a new breakthrough in size reduction, we couldn’t have any bias from existing larger designs.
Power consumption ranges from 30mA for steady state to 80mA during warm up, which is only 7 seconds. This consumption is negligible for short periods of time on any phone (a Samsung Galaxy S4 battery is 2200 mAh)”
So if you think DrinkMate is something you and your Android smartphone could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help DrinkMate become a reality, with pledges starting from just $22.