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This breathalyzer helps call Uber when you're too drunk to drive

Breathometer, the startup that makes smartphone-connected breathalyzers, wants to make it even easier to find your way home after you've had a few too many drinks.

There's a breathalyzer app that calls Uber if you are drunk

Breathometer introduced a new device and it lets drivers know how drunk they are. It can also summon a ride for them from Uber if they are over the limit.

A smartphone device could potentially prevent DUIs and save lives

Imagine having a couple of drinks and taking a breathalyzer test without a police officer's involvement. Gadgets like Bactrak and AlcoHAWK have made that possible for several years. But accuracy claims of these devices are often questioned.

Breathalyzer technology can detect diabetes

A novel hand-held, non-invasive monitoring device that uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone has been shown to be able to detect diabetes.

Man drunk on Gut Fermentation gives new meaning to 'home brew'

Carthage - When a 61-year-old man reeled into a Texas emergency room complaining of dizziness and showing a .37% blood alcohol concentration, doctors assumed he was an alcoholic.

Airline pilot fails breathalyzer test as flight readying to leave

Minneapolis - A pilot preparing to take off from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport failed a breathalyzer test as the crew was readying for departure. He was subsequently arrested.

Simple breath test to detect bowel cancer

Scientists have developed a simple breath analysis test that has the potential for the screening and diagnosis of colorectal cancer.

Supreme Court of Canada makes it easier to fight breathalyzer

Ottawa - While the changes are not expected to affect many cases, the court found portions of the 2008 law infringed the presumption of innocence. But the Supreme Court upheld an important change that eliminated the "two-beer" defence.

Drunk-driving Catholic priest reads 'off chart' on breathalyzer

South Grafton - Catholic priest Father Peter Jones, 58, a priest at St. Patrick's Parish in South Grafton, returned one of the highest blood-alcohol readings ever recorded in New South Wales, Australia. The police stopped Father Jones criss-crossing on the highway.

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Screenshots from the Alcohoot app.
Screenshots from the Alcohoot app.