A tiny smart sensor that sits beneath the skin detects alcohol levels as good as lab tests launched; Project is backed by Samsung and the U.S Gov. – chaprama

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have just launched a tiny device that could analyse the blood alcohol levels within 3 seconds of alcohol intake. The device can detect roughly one cubic millimetre of alcohol in the blood. On top of everything, the device can be linked to your smartphone. Engineers who created the gadget say that alcoholics can monitor their alcohol levels in real-time and help therapists by keeping an eye on the progress. As the breath analysers that we use currently are not accurate as the new chip, Scientists say. As of today, the only accurate method in depicting the blood alcohol levels is lab tests, which require special skills. This chip gives results that are as accurate as the laboratory tests.


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