A new device from Breathometer, Inc. announced this week aims to help drivers that have been drinking before they get behind the wheel. The device is getting a kick from crowd funding site Indiegogo where individuals contribute funds towards bringing the device to fruition.
While there have been other solutions in the past, the Breathometer is a smaller, USB keychain sized device that connects to your iPhone’s 3.5mm audio jack and provides reliable, real-time blood alcohol readings, according to the company.
Breathometer also said it has a working prototype but is counting on raising its $25,000 funding goal in order to start full production. It also plans to implement additional features in a companion app before the Breathometer’s launch, such as a push button cab service.
Current CEO and founder of Breathometer added, “Breathometer wasn’t created just to address the risks associated with drinking and driving,” said Charles Michael Yim, Founder & CEO of Breathometer. “but to help people, their friends and family, all to make smart and safer choices when consuming alcohol. Real time BAC measurement is the first step.”
The company is working to make the device compatible with Android phones as well, and hopes to have the unit FDA approved.