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FLOOME is a universal smartphone accessory that provides users with accurate and reliable blood-alcohol readings. (Photo: Business Wire)
“FLOOME is the first, reliable smartphone breathalyzer,” says Barbetta. By blowing into the device while it is connected to a smartphone audio jack, the users Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is measured. FLOOME employs a patent-pending technology that matches a vortex whistle with the fuel cell ethanol sensor that is widely used by law enforcement breathalyzers. The collected data is sent over audio frequencies to the corresponding app where the user can view their BAC, get an estimate of when they will reach the legal limit to drive based on their test results and body characteristics, set an alarm to take a new test, view a graph of previous results, or call a nearby taxi.
For 2045Tech, the casing design for FLOOME was as important to its overall functionality as the technology inside it. “After many sketches and prototypes, we came up with a really unique, eye-catching shape; its smooth edges and lightness also make it easy to carry around,” says Barbetta.