Dr. Brian Suffoletto, the lead researcher in a study conducted by Stanford University in California, has revealed that his team was able to use participants’ cell phones to detect that nine out of 10 of them were legally intoxicated.
The study saw a group of people aged 21 to 43 consume several vodka drinks and then walk back and forth with their phones on a band around their waists. The motion sensors in modern phones can detect when someone is unable to walk properly due to the levels of alcohol in their system.
We have powerful sensors we carry around with us wherever we go, Dr. Suffoletto, via ‘The Sun’. We need to learn to use them to best serve public health, Dr. Suffoletto, via ‘The Sun’