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The new alcohol tracking gadget that tells you how drunk you are – and you can even track how drunk your FRIENDS are

Ever find yourself having one glass too many? A new alcohol tracking gadget that tells you how drunk you are might just stop you

We’ve all been there. You’re out partying or having a meal and drinks with friends and some point in the night comes that one drink that threatens to tip you over the edge. After a couple of glasses of wine it isn’t always that easy to make the right choices.

But we may no longer have to. Proof is a new wristband developed by California based tech-firm Milo Sensors and it has just been showcased at CES, the world’s biggest tech show in Las Vegas.

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The Proof tracker can even alert you when your blood alcohol content hits a certain level

This clever piece of tech automatically tracks the alcohol content in your blood for over 12 hours, using disposable cartridges to ensure “reliable tracking for over 12 hours” according to the products website. According to Proof the tracker measures alcohol molecules in your skin via an enzyme-based electrochemical sensor that converts alcohol into an electrical current.

The aim of proof is to “empower people to make informed decisions about alcohol.”

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It then uses an Android or iOS app to keep you updated on your blood alcohol content. But it doesn’t end there. Proof will also let you know how drunk you’re going to be and when you’re going to sober up. Plus it’s able to alert you when your blood alcohol content hits a certain level. Which makes it useful for figuring out whether or not you should be driving the morning after a night of drinking.

And if you’re the driver on the night out? Proof also has an option to befriend people on the app so that you can see if your besties are overdoing it a little on the Mojitos. One thing is for sure is that this is one app we won’t be making friends with our children or parents on.

Last year, Milo Sensors secured $100,000 in funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and this year the company plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign to bring Proof to market.

Evan Strenk, CEO and cofounder of Milo Sensors, told Mashable that the aim of Proof is to “empower people to make educated decision about alcohol”. However the app does run the risk of people abusing it and running competitions to see who can get the most drunk.

This gadget is an incredible invention. But the question is do we really want to know how drunk we are?

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