Well this is a more upscale post from the last one I did referencing the iPhone. This actually looks to be a very good device for all of us who have had a glass or more of wine or alcoholic beverage. We all used common sense and “think” we are ok, but a little technology to the rescue here and let’s get some real time results. Drunk drivers kill many every year and bring the injured to the already over packed emergency rooms as well.
Looks very simple in using, all you do is blow on the wand and results are rendered! In the meantime, I guess we can all still wait until Intel gets the final technology done for cars that will take over and drive you home as well. The cars just use two quad core servers like you can buy off the shelf. I used to do some retail training for Intel and last year when I rolled out the story on my Tablet PC to show the state of the future, the first thing that was mentioned by many was when this car gets out I can drink and drive, so perhaps a smart car too down the road that will make decisions for us as well. Check out all the links on this DARPA sponsored project with autonomous cars at the post too, there’s quite a few.
In the meantime, we have the iPhone iBreath solution to help us find out where our alcohol level may be. The video below gives some additional details. $80.00 and it connects to the iPhone and even an iPod and doubles as an FM transmitter, so listen to some music if you have not had any alcohol. BD
Intel The Car Company – Could Happen and Perhaps a Good Idea as there’s a lot more to this story and technology
As the festive season has kicked off, celebrations call for alcohol to flow at parties and get-togethers. For such times it is mandatory to keep a check on your breath with the latest iBreath Alcohol Breathalyzer. This iPod accessory is a must have for those who are lured to wines, champagnes and other liquors. Touted as the personal breath analyzer, this gadget is supposed to prevents arrests as well as save lives. And that's not it. It also packs in some entertainment feature too as it doubles up as an iPod FM transmitter that transmits your iPod tunes to any FM tuner.
Simply fold out the blow wand and exhale into it for at least five seconds. In less then two seconds later, it will let you know if you're within the legal limit to drive.
iBreath Alcohol Breathalyzer helps to save lives - Medlaunches.com (excellent find)
Dumbest thing I have ever seen. They already make these devices, why would I need a more expensive one that plugs into the iPhone for no apparent reason other than to double as an FM transmitter? The whole point of iPhone apps is that you DON'T need extra hardware to make them work... Maybe if this thing fit inside the iPhone seamlessly it would be practical, but this is insanely stupid.ReplyDelete
I'd like to get into contact with the VC firm who funded this piece of crap, I've got some whacky ideas of my own.