Today, BACtrack’s wearable alcohol monitor, BACtrack Skyn, is named a finalist in Fast Company's inaugural World Changing Ideas Awards, which recognize innovations that have the potential to alter people’s lives and make the world a better place.
BACtrack Skyn was named a finalist in the Consumer Products category and selected from more than 200 entries. The awards garnered more than 1,200 entries in 12 categories, from Food to Energy to Developing World Technology. Entries were submitted from around the world and finalists include brands like GE and Microsoft, nonprofits like Ideo.org and the U.N. World Food Programme, and smaller innovative companies like BACtrack. A panel of judges chose winners and finalists based on feasibility and the potential for impact.
BACtrack Skyn is the world’s first wearable alcohol monitor. The device completely reinvents alcohol monitoring by measuring alcohol expiring through the skin – continuously, passively and in real-time. BACtrack Skyn connects to an app via Bluetooth and offers a user powerful, actionable data. For instance, a user can set an alert to be notified when they’re approaching higher alcohol levels to know when to slow down or stop drinking. Ultimately, this will give users greater insight when it comes to drinking and lead to fewer instances of impaired driving.
We’re honored BACtrack Skyn is recognized as a world changing idea and more motivated than ever to bring this technology to individuals, researchers, clinicians and other organizations who will benefit from it.
Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas honor is the latest in the exciting development of BACtrack Skyn, which has spanned the last four years.
In May 2016, BACtrack was awarded the grand prize and $200,000 in the 2016 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge and this past January, we unveiled two new BACtrack Skyn prototypes, a version integrated into an Apple Watch band and a sleek standalone wearable.
BACtrack Skyn is highlighted in the April issue of Fast Company, which hits newsstands on March 27 and on FastCompany.com.
To learn more about BACtrack Skyn and sign up to be among the first to purchase the product, visit BACtrack.com/skyn.