Blog: Chris MercerAussies sweating on alcohol bracelets

Chris Mercer | 27 May 2010

Australian authorities are musing over the use of alcohol bracelets that 'spy' on their wearers, as sported by Hollywood wild child Lindsay Lohan (there's a name I never thought I would write in this job).

The bracelets turn your own sweat against you, using it to monitor whether or not there is alcohol in your bloodstream. They can then alert police, or presumably a designated minder (your mum?), to come to pick you out of whichever ditch you happen to have fallen into.

According to reports, Australian authorities are considering introducing the chunky 'booze bracelets', which are intended for people likely to cause harm when under the influence of alcohol.

However, if you're an extra sweaty person then it might not work. "In parts of North Australia, there's a lot of sweating going on," Dr Herron told ABC News, expressing his doubts on the bracelets.

I'm hoping to get the alert system reversed, so that when alcohol is running low in my bloodstream a mobile barman will be dispatched to quench my thirst.


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