Invent a Better Alcohol Sensor and Win $200,000

The National Health Institute (NHI) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) have partner and thrown down the gauntlet. The challenge? To wearable, real time alcohol sensor. The prize? Besides bragging rights… $200,000.

What they’re looking for is an inconspicuous sensor that can look like jewelry, a badge or something that lies in contact with the skin and that can “measure blood alcohol level, interpret and store the data, or transmit it to a smartphone or other device by wireless transmission.

Sensors presently available on the market are too bulky and only measure alcohol levels every half hour.

Think you might have the winning entry? Check out the NIH website to read more about the contest and how to submit your sensor.

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