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1. (WO2010124275) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND MEASURING ETHYL ALCOHOL IN THE BLOOD OF A MOTORIZED VEHICLE DRIVER TRANSDERMALLY AND NON-INVASIVELY IN THE PRESENCE OF INTERFERENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/124275    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/032359
Publication Date: Fri Oct 29 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: A61B 5/00
Applicants: SOBER STEERING SENSORS LLC
CARROLL, John
BELLEHUMEUR, Dennis
CARROLL, Catherine
Inventors: CARROLL, John
BELLEHUMEUR, Dennis
CARROLL, Catherine
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND MEASURING ETHYL ALCOHOL IN THE BLOOD OF A MOTORIZED VEHICLE DRIVER TRANSDERMALLY AND NON-INVASIVELY IN THE PRESENCE OF INTERFERENTS
Abstract:
This invention relates to a system and method that can quickly and accurately detect and measure ethyl alcohol in the blood of a motorized vehicle driver transdermally and non-invasively within minutes of ethanol consumption and in the presence of interferents. The system includes an array of sensors embedded into the steering mechanism of a motorized vehicle, a data base of patterns produced through empirical testing of various analytes in various combinations and concentrations, neural net based pattern recognition algorithms to ascertain the driver's transdermal alcohol concentration and a database derived from human testing, correlating the driver's transdermal alcohol concentration with the driver's blood alcohol concentration. The detection system is integrated with a motor vehicle decision module which can prevent the operation of a motorized vehicle by a driver whose BAC exceeds a preset limit.