Temporary Tattoo Will Warn You If You’ve Had Too Much To Drink

Temporary Tattoo Will Warn You If You’ve Had Too Much To Drink
Food & Beverage

The marking measures alcohol in a person's sweat and provides a BAC reading to a Bluetooth-connected phone

Ido Lechner, Home Editor
  • 5 august 2016

A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have created a temporary tattoo which, when working in tandem with an electronic board attached magnetically to the print, can measure alcohol and/or ethanol in a person’s sweat. By delivering a harmless drug called pilocarpine which generates sweat on the surface of the skin, the tattoo is able to draw a large enough sample to provide an accurate reading delivered via Bluetooth.

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