Method and apparatus for remote blood alcohol monitoring

  • US 20060202837A1
  • Filed: 04/25/2006
  • Published: 09/14/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A blood alcohol monitoring device for continuous remote monitoring of a human subject comprising:

  • a processing means;

    an alcohol sensor means connectable to said processing means for taking a plurality of transdermal alcohol concentration readings at predetermined times without active participation by the human subject;

    a drawing means connectable to said processing means for drawing a consistent and predetermined sample across said alcohol sensor means during each of said taking of said plurality of transdermal alcohol concentration readings;

    an infrared sensor means connectable to said processing means for taking a plurality of distance readings used for detecting an obstruction between the blood alcohol monitoring device and a portion of skin of the human subject or removal of the blood alcohol monitoring device from the human subject;

    a temperature sensor means connectable to said processing means for taking a plurality of temperature readings of said sample from the human subject; and

    a radio frequency transceiver means connectable to said processing means for transmitting said plurality of transdermal alcohol concentration readings, said plurality of distance readings, and said plurality of temperature readings through radio frequency signals.

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