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Here comes the Apple Watch Blood Alcohol Monitor...

Posted by Steven H. Fagan | Jan 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wearable DUI detection device?

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BACtrack Skyn

The Apple Watch is something special, no doubt, and not too long ago, iOS added HealthKit. We knew it wouldn't take too long until blood alcohol detection and monitoring became an option for your connected life, and now it is. According to an Apple Insider article, "BACtrack's new Skyn model comes with both a wristband and also Apple Watch strap options, and it's expected to cost roughly $99 when it hits the market in the second or third quarter of this year."

What does this mean for DUI in Illinois courts? Probably not much, as the devices would need to pass some admissibility hurdles, but could this be used in probation monitoring or voluntary monitoring? Let's see. Apple Insider does a review here of the potential DUI detection device.

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Steven H. Fagan

Steve Fagan graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign with a degree in political science. He earned his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Before being admitted to the bar, Steve prosecuted for the village of Arlington Heights, Illinois under a special certificate fr...


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