In yet another move to monitor our every single bodily function, an Italian company, 2045 Tech, is announcing FLOOME at CES, a “cool, accurate and sexy breathalyzer” that you attach to your smartphone to measure you blood alcohol content.
Portable breathalyzers are nothing new for the consumer market. I remember a manufacturer handing me a handy little gizmo of the same nature at CES in 2002. That one just measured BAC. FLOOME does so much more.
Here’s how it works: You attach it to the audio jack of your smartphone (it works with iOS, Android and Windows phones) and blow. It then calculates your BAC based on your gender, age and weight, and delivers that info to an app.
It also tells you how long you need to wait before you can drive, reminds you when to take another test, can call a cab or other ride, and shows you nearby restaurants. You can also share your BAC via your social networks, so friends can give you a ride or some help. No need for that “Dude…I was so wasted last night!” text the morning after. With FLOOME, your friends will already know how wasted you were!
Now if it could only wrangle your keys from you and force you to drink some water, you’d be all set.