Data Acquisition

Test Strip Can Determine Blood Alcohol Content Within Two Minutes

23 August 2017

Source: GoodwillerSource: GoodwillerGoodwiller, a Finnish company, along with researchers from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. have developed a portable and disposable test to measure a user’s blood alcohol content.

Measuring the user's saliva, the Promilless informs the user within two minutes if they are fit to drive a car or not.

"On the basis of a saliva sample, the innovation indicates when the blood alcohol content exceeds 0.2 percent (promilles). The test result is indicated as the darkening of the test strip's 'intelligent paper areas,'" says Project Manager Marika Kurkinen from VTT.

Using printed biochemical ingredients, when the “green control zone” of the test strip turns darker, it is an indication that the user’s blood alcohol content is less than 0.2 percent. If the yellow test strip area gets darker, it is an indication that the user’s blood alcohol content is higher than 0.2 percent.

"With the alcohol test, we want to provide consumers with an easy and convenient way for ensuring that they are fit to drive, and a possibility to act responsibly in traffic," points out CEO Petri Särkelä from Goodwiller.



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Re: Test Strip Can Determine Blood Alcohol Content Within Two Minutes
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2017-Aug-23 11:16 AM

This appears to be a fantastic leap forward in the prevention of intoxicated driving! I wonder if this could be set up to become part of the electronics of the automobile itself, especially in cases of those who stubbornly refuse to be adult enough to manage their consumption responsibly. A member of my family was killed in a head on crash by a drunken driver. I wonder how many tragedies could (will) be prevented by such wonderful technology. Thank you and kudos to those who have spent their time and energies to develop such a wonderful product!!

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