To get drinkers to play it safe after a night out, three young entrepreneurs are banking on a police-grade breathalyzer that they call Alcohoot. The $99 device plugs into an iPhone and communicates with an app. After a gusty blow it logs and displays your blood alcohol content to within a hundredth of a percent. If you're above the legal limit, it helps you search for the nearest greasy spoon -- or a cab.
Alcohoot's founders gave us a demo on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the 2013 Kairos Global Summit recently. (Don't worry, boss -- no one blew above 0.00 percent.)
I wonder if anyone will actually purchase this for use in the near future... I mean seriously, iPhone is out and Android is in; broaden the support and I may get this as a novelty gift to use at my house parties.
This tech can easily be adapted to utilize the GPS and accelerometer in conjunction with the Alcohoot to contact police and guide them right to a potential DWI in progress. The police would have all sorts of information; BAC, speed, and direction of travel.
I think its a great idea! Personally every person should be required to pass a breath test when they leave a bar or restaurant where they serve booze. I was nearly killed by a drunk driver who slammed into my driverside door at 60mph