Time to check in on one of my favorite safety companies, TruTouch Technologies, Inc. (T3). We’ve spotlighted my friend, Jim McNally‘s (founder), corporate realization from almost day one. T3 holds patent to perhaps one of the most interesting and effective developments in non-invasive alcohol testing – a dermal scanner that requires no skin penetration, pulmonary effort (other than to walk up to the machine), no monitors, no bio hazmats and cannot be fooled by a “friend stand-in” for the test.
TruTouch, The Company: December, 2006, Tru Touch was named one of TIME’s Best Inventions. Infrared alcohol testing! A privately held corporation based in Albuquerque, NM, TruTouch recently (April 2011) achieved $60 million in funding from the biomedical community.
TruTouch, The Device: How It Works
TruTouch devices use light to accurately determine a person’s alcohol level. When you place your forearm on a TruTouch device, it shines a harmless spectrum of near infrared light into your skin and analyzes the light bouncing back from just beneath the surface.
The test takes just one minute and requires no disposables or preparation. No training is required to use our devices—they’re as user-friendly as ATM’s.TruTouch devices are enrolled devices, meaning that users must register on them in an alcohol-free state. This enrollment gives the device a baseline to which to compare future alcohol readings. Enrollment also allows the device to learn your “cellular fingerprint” thereby removing the requirement for supervision as one person cannot successfully pretend to be another.
T3 is involved in developing current and future devices bearing the same minimal operation, maximum effectiveness and optimal correctness of its infrared blood alcohol testing devices. This is one of those companies with that idea that gets it right.
BNI Operatives: A step ahead.
As always, stay safe.
- Study: Alcohol, Energy Drinks Are Risky Combo (webmd.com)
- Why Drinking and Driving Never Go Hand in Hand With Each Other (healthadel.com)
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