CNET reported on BACtrack Mobile's win at the Good Design Awards this week. The Good Design Awards track the best design and innovation across a range of fields and industries--from automotive design and domestic appliances to commercial products and sporting goods. But above all the competition, BACtrack Mobile won out.
"Designed in San Francisco, the BACtrack connects wirelessly to a smartphone via Bluetooth and uses 'police-grade Xtend Fuel Cell Sensor Technology to offer the highest level of accuracy and consistency' when measuring Blood Alcohol Content," they write.
Speaking about the BACtrack, the Design Award judges said it was "beautifully and smartly designed" while also being functional.
"This is a clever little piece of technology that works well," the judges said. "Accuracy, functionality and user interface considerations are paramount in a product such as this and the designers have delivered on all fronts.
"The product works seamlessly across a Bluetooth interface and is very intuitive to use. This technology offers users an important service that will have a positive impact on reducing the number of drink driving incidents on our roads."
The Good Design Awards have recognized some big names in the past, both from the design world and beyond. Last year, director James Cameron accepted the top award across all categories for a deep ocean submarine he took part in designing.