Measured Drinking

Whether you enjoy a single adult beverage or more, it can be tough to measure the effect alcohol has on you. Instead of guessing, now you can know for sure. Alcohoot, the smartphone Breathalyzer, gives you an accurate blood alcohol content reading in a few seconds. Using police-grade fuel-cell technology, Alcohoot is specifically designed to track alcohol on human breath. Connect it to your phone’s audio jack, tap the app, and in seconds you get your BAC measured against the legal limit or a level you’ve set yourself. This self-awareness tool tracks your drinking trends. Use it to see how one type of drink affects you compared to another. Or to gauge the effect of eating versus not eating when you drink. The app lets you set limits for yourself, too. And if you’re out without a designated driver, Alcohoot will help you find one. It connects directly to Uber, Lyft, and other taxi services. It will even show you restaurants within walking distance so you can sober up and wait for your ride. The next morning Alcohoot gives you a Morning Quiz to see how you’re feeling. It’s more information for you to know about your habits, giving you the power to stay in control and drink smarter.

Alcohoot

Smartphone Breathalyzer

Measured Drinking

Whether you enjoy a single adult beverage or more, it can be tough to measure the effect alcohol has on you. Instead of guessing, now you can know for sure. Alcohoot, the smartphone Breathalyzer, gives you an accurate blood alcohol content reading in a few seconds. Using police-grade fuel-cell technology, Alcohoot is specifically designed to track alcohol on human breath. Connect it to your phone’s audio jack, tap the app, and in seconds you get your BAC measured against the legal limit or a level you’ve set yourself. This self-awareness tool tracks your drinking trends. Use it to see how one type of drink affects you compared to another. Or to gauge the effect of eating versus not eating when you drink. The app lets you set limits for yourself, too. And if you’re out without a designated driver, Alcohoot will help you find one. It connects directly to Uber, Lyft, and other taxi services. It will even show you restaurants within walking distance so you can sober up and wait for your ride. The next morning Alcohoot gives you a Morning Quiz to see how you’re feeling. It’s more information for you to know about your habits, giving you the power to stay in control and drink smarter.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Max
    Max

    Hello everyone! I'm happy to present Alcohoot to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about our smart breathalyzer!

  • Vickie
    Vickie
    5/22/2015 12:50 PM

    Can it be used on more than one person? Like if my husband and I would both like to have our alcohol level tested before we head home?

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 1:00 PM

    @Vickie Yes it can be used by more than one person. The device comes with 8 reusable and washable mouthpieces.

  • Vickie
    Vickie
    5/22/2015 2:12 PM

    @Max

  • Dan
    Dan
    5/22/2015 12:57 PM

    How long does it last (warranty)?

    Is there a charge for the app that goes with the Alcohoot?

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 1:02 PM

    @Dan Our device comes with a 1 year manufacturers warranty.

    The Alcohoot app is free.

  • Gail
    Gail
    5/22/2015 1:49 PM

    I have an iPhone, my husband has an android... can we use this on either phone when we go out?

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 1:53 PM

    @Gail Yes, the Alcohoot app is compatible with both iOS and Android phones

  • Susie
    Susie
    5/22/2015 2:11 PM

    So cool. Is it going to drain my phones battery?

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 2:14 PM

    @Susie No, Alcohoot has a built in battery that can last up to 500 tests.

  • Vickie
    Vickie
    5/22/2015 2:17 PM

    Can the battery be replaced?

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 2:19 PM

    @Vickie No but it can be recharged.

  • Wendie
    Wendie
    5/22/2015 2:15 PM

    There are so many variables in measuring blood alcohol level (BAC). How well does your method correlate with BAC? I know that no breath test will give values that = BAC (breathed levels >0.08g/201L probably reflects BAC >0.08g.100ml), but does yours at least have some sort of parallel line correlation?

  • Wendie
    Wendie
    5/22/2015 2:15 PM

    @Wendie

  • Wendie
    Wendie
    5/22/2015 2:16 PM

    @Wendie Pardon typos-- that's /210L and /100ml

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 2:43 PM

    @Wendie Currently our app can display the reading in BAC, mg/100ML, Permille, and mg/L. To change this all you need to do is go to settings.

  • Wendie
    Wendie
    5/22/2015 2:54 PM

    @Max I'm sorry I wasn't clear. There are multiple studies that indicate that breathed levels > 0.08 probably indicate BAC levels that are higher than 0.08. Do you use a conversion factor, or should you just say that it's not necessarily a BAC?

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 3:17 PM

    @Wendie Yes, semiconductor breathalyzers are known to be inaccurate at higher BACs but we are using a fuel cell which is accurate across a broad range of values up through at least 0.250

  • Anne
    Anne
    5/22/2015 3:33 PM

    @Max Looks like a very valuable tool. Pity it is so expensive.

  • Matt
    Matt
    5/22/2015 3:44 PM

    @Max Are their specific instructions on the breath sample for size or duration? I was reading the the fuel cell technology had drawback of a finite measurement of breath that may not be the same over a longer duration or from the beginning to end of a breath sample?

    To that extent are multiple test recommended for accuracy?

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 3:59 PM

    @Matt A finite measurement of breath is an advantage because it controls the breath sample sent to the fuel cell. The sample is taken at the end of the breath to ensure results from a deep lung blow. Depending on the deepness of the blow results can vary due to human variance so multiple tests can be taken and averaged.

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    5/22/2015 7:09 PM

    @Max @Anne Too expensive? Compared to what? A DUI summons? an accident...or worse?? If you can't afford this tool you can't afford to go out for drinks. Count me in.

  • christopher
    christopher
    5/22/2015 9:23 PM

    @Lisa well said, but in most states, the consumption amounts lean towards simple revenue enhancement, which is a crime, in and amongst itself. but, I digress....

  • christopher
    christopher
    5/22/2015 11:26 PM

    @christopher

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Alcohoot

Smartphone Breathalyzer

Measured Drinking

Whether you enjoy a single adult beverage or more, it can be tough to measure the effect alcohol has on you. Instead of guessing, now you can know for sure.

Alcohoot, the smartphone Breathalyzer, gives you an accurate blood alcohol content reading in a few seconds. Using police-grade fuel-cell technology, Alcohoot is
specifically designed to track alcohol on human breath. Connect it to your phone’s audio jack, tap the app, and in seconds you get your BAC measured against the legal limit or a level you’ve set yourself.

This self-awareness tool tracks your drinking trends. Use it to see how one type of drink affects you compared to another. Or to gauge the effect of eating versus not eating when you drink. The app lets you set limits for yourself, too. And if you’re out without a designated driver, Alcohoot will help you find one. It connects directly to Uber, Lyft, and other taxi services. It will even show you restaurants within walking distance so you can sober up and wait for your ride.

The next morning Alcohoot gives you a Morning Quiz to see how you’re feeling. It’s more information for you to know about your habits, giving you the power to stay in control and drink smarter.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Max
    Max

    Hello everyone! I'm happy to present Alcohoot to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about our smart breathalyzer!

  • Vickie
    Vickie
    5/22/2015 12:50 PM

    Can it be used on more than one person? Like if my husband and I would both like to have our alcohol level tested before we head home?

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 1:00 PM

    @Vickie Yes it can be used by more than one person. The device comes with 8 reusable and washable mouthpieces.

  • Vickie
    Vickie
    5/22/2015 2:12 PM

    @Max

  • Dan
    Dan
    5/22/2015 12:57 PM

    How long does it last (warranty)?

    Is there a charge for the app that goes with the Alcohoot?

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 1:02 PM

    @Dan Our device comes with a 1 year manufacturers warranty.

    The Alcohoot app is free.

  • Gail
    Gail
    5/22/2015 1:49 PM

    I have an iPhone, my husband has an android... can we use this on either phone when we go out?

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 1:53 PM

    @Gail Yes, the Alcohoot app is compatible with both iOS and Android phones

  • Susie
    Susie
    5/22/2015 2:11 PM

    So cool. Is it going to drain my phones battery?

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 2:14 PM

    @Susie No, Alcohoot has a built in battery that can last up to 500 tests.

  • Vickie
    Vickie
    5/22/2015 2:17 PM

    Can the battery be replaced?

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 2:19 PM

    @Vickie No but it can be recharged.

  • Wendie
    Wendie
    5/22/2015 2:15 PM

    There are so many variables in measuring blood alcohol level (BAC). How well does your method correlate with BAC? I know that no breath test will give values that = BAC (breathed levels >0.08g/201L probably reflects BAC >0.08g.100ml), but does yours at least have some sort of parallel line correlation?

  • Wendie
    Wendie
    5/22/2015 2:15 PM

    @Wendie

  • Wendie
    Wendie
    5/22/2015 2:16 PM

    @Wendie Pardon typos-- that's /210L and /100ml

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 2:43 PM

    @Wendie Currently our app can display the reading in BAC, mg/100ML, Permille, and mg/L. To change this all you need to do is go to settings.

  • Wendie
    Wendie
    5/22/2015 2:54 PM

    @Max I'm sorry I wasn't clear. There are multiple studies that indicate that breathed levels > 0.08 probably indicate BAC levels that are higher than 0.08. Do you use a conversion factor, or should you just say that it's not necessarily a BAC?

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 3:17 PM

    @Wendie Yes, semiconductor breathalyzers are known to be inaccurate at higher BACs but we are using a fuel cell which is accurate across a broad range of values up through at least 0.250

  • Anne
    Anne
    5/22/2015 3:33 PM

    @Max Looks like a very valuable tool. Pity it is so expensive.

  • Matt
    Matt
    5/22/2015 3:44 PM

    @Max Are their specific instructions on the breath sample for size or duration? I was reading the the fuel cell technology had drawback of a finite measurement of breath that may not be the same over a longer duration or from the beginning to end of a breath sample?

    To that extent are multiple test recommended for accuracy?

  • Max
    Max – Special Guest
    5/22/2015 3:59 PM

    @Matt A finite measurement of breath is an advantage because it controls the breath sample sent to the fuel cell. The sample is taken at the end of the breath to ensure results from a deep lung blow. Depending on the deepness of the blow results can vary due to human variance so multiple tests can be taken and averaged.

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    5/22/2015 7:09 PM

    @Max @Anne Too expensive? Compared to what? A DUI summons? an accident...or worse?? If you can't afford this tool you can't afford to go out for drinks. Count me in.

  • christopher
    christopher
    5/22/2015 9:23 PM

    @Lisa well said, but in most states, the consumption amounts lean towards simple revenue enhancement, which is a crime, in and amongst itself. but, I digress....

  • christopher
    christopher
    5/22/2015 11:26 PM

    @christopher

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.