Goodwiller, 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.