A personal patch that tells you how much alcohol you have had

A group of students from The University of Manchester has just won an international competition for their invention of a cutting edge alcohol detector.

The ‘AlcoPatch’ detects alcohol in sweat and indicates the level of alcohol consumed by the wearer. Its inventors hope the patch will be used as an ‘affordable, personal intoxication awareness tool’ to test blood alcohol levels.

The group competed against 300 other student teams from around the world to scoop the special award for ‘Best Computational Model’ – and were also shortlisted for the ‘Best Education and Public Engagement’ award.

What a great idea and promising tool for the future of self-alcohol awareness, would you wear a patch on a night out to keep your alcohol intake in check?

Could this be the breakthrough tool to help us better understand how many units of alcohol we are consuming on a night out?

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