AUG 20, 2020 7:52 AM PDT

Smartphones That Can Tell If You Are Intoxicated

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

Smartphones have been under scrutiny for how much data they can capture about someone. Well, now they can apparently notice if you are intoxicated by detecting changes in the way you walk.

"We have powerful sensors we carry around with us wherever we go," according to lead researcher Brian Suffoletto, M.D. "We need to learn how to use them to best serve public health."

Findings were published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs and describes the recruitment of 22 adults ages 21 to 43 who received a designated amount of alchil and then expected to wakk.

"I lost a close friend to a drinking and driving crash in college," he says. "And as an emergency physician, I have taken care of scores of adults with injuries related to acute alcohol intoxication. Because of this, I have dedicated the past 10 years to testing digital interventions to prevent deaths and injury related to excessive alcohol consumption."

Learn more about the dangers of alcohol intoxication:

be useful to identify 'signatures' of functional impairments related to alcohol," Suffoletto says.

Source: Science Daily

 

 

 

 

About the Author
  • Nouran earned her BS and MS in Biology at IUPUI and currently shares her love of science by teaching. She enjoys writing on various topics as well including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
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