Topping the list of Time magazine Best Inventions of 2006, is a new alcohol monitoring system by TruTouch Technologies, Inc. We believe TruTouch’s DermaLyzer will be introduced into many markets, aside from law enforcement use, such as schools, airports, hospitals, operating plants with heavy machinery… and will provide standard evidence in matters requiring substance testing. Below please find a description and picture of the company’s latest testing device: The TruTouch 1100:
The TruTouch 1100 difference is the first noninvasive alcohol measurement device with inherent identity measurement that…
• eliminates the use of bodily fluids and disposables through the use of touch-based technology
• is simple to use – total test time in as little as 60 seconds
• the result is comparable to breath testing
• subject cooperation is listed to passive contact
How It Works
The TruTouch 1100 employs near infrared spectroscopy to measure alcohol and verify identity. The measurement involves transmitting light into the skin via contact with an optical fiber sensor. The reflected light is used to analyze the alcohol concentration and the person’s identity.
Presently there are many technologies used for alcohol testing and all of them require a sample of a bodily fluid, the use of a disposable and close supervision. Most testing methods are cumbersome, requiring test subject cooperation, and not capable of providing simple, minimally supervised screening with fast turnaround of test results. None can provide verification which is an integral part of the test. These limitations have prevented widespread alcohol testing from penetrating many opportunities outside of law enforcement. The results are that the markets are underserved. There is no lengthy observation period as with breath devices due to mouth alcohol concerns or waiting for results (as with blood or urine tests).
Feel welcome to contact BNI or Tru Touch directly for more information on the dermal alcohol sensor.
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