BACtrack View: Check Sobriety with Ease from a Smartphone

BACtrack View alcohol test

BACtrack, a leading alcohol testing platform provider, launched its next generation alcohol monitoring platform BACtrack View. The remote platform allows a person to monitor someone’s blood alcohol content (BAC) directly from an iOS device. Using the front-facing camera of an iPhone, subjects provide photo-verified BAC results by blowing into a BACtrack. Monitors and accountability partners can set BAC test schedules, review results, and take immediate action in the case of a positive result.

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Alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. and an estimated 88,000 die from alcohol-related causes annually.

BACtrack View is discreet, easy to use, and consists of the BACtrack View 2 app for iOS and a BACtrack Mobile, BACtrack C8 or BACtrack C6 device, all of which are small enough to fit in a pocket or purse.

The BACtrack Mobile offers highly accurate fuel cell sensor technology that detects even trace amounts of alcohol. A recent study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reported BACtrack Mobile’s accuracy closely matched results from a device used by law enforcement agencies, says a press release.

“Just as we’ve expanded the market for breathalyzers by making them accurate, low-cost, and widely available, we aim to do same for alcohol monitoring with BACtrack View,” said Keith Nothacker, President and Founder of BACtrack.

“By developing a powerful smartphone-based platform, we believe that millions of people who struggle with Alcohol Use Disorder can benefit,” added Nothacker.

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How the Platform Works

To begin using BACtrack View, both the Monitor and the Tester need to install the BACtrack View 2 app on their smartphones.

A Monitor sets a custom or random alcohol testing schedule for the person they are monitoring; on-demand testing is also available.

Automated smartphone text messages will inform a user when it’s time to take a BAC test. To take a test, a Tester blows into their BACtrack device; the smartphone’s front-facing camera captures a photo that is used to confirm the Tester’s identity.

A Tester’s verified BAC result is available to the Monitor via the app. A Monitor can take immediate action in the case of a positive result and will receive a notification if a test is missed.

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Pricing and Availability

BACtrack View subscription plans range from $79 to $129 per month. The use of a BACtrack Mobile device is included in all monthly plans, and there are no contracts, initiation fees nor cancellation fees.