Goodwiller’s disposable alcohol test reveals in two minutes whether you are fit to drive

The Oulu-based company Goodwiller has launched a rapid alcohol test developed in collaboration with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The product has been subject to a clinical research programme in a genuine test environment, where the results of research subjects were compared to the results of blood samples and market-leading breathalysers.

The test is based on the use of printed biochemical ingredients. It measures the blood alcohol content from saliva and reveals the user’s fitness to drive within a couple of minutes.

“On the basis of a saliva sample, the innovation incidates when the blood alcohol content exceeds 0.2 ‰ (promilles). The test result is indicated as the darkening of the test strip’s ‘intelligent paper areas,” Marika Kurkinen, Project Manager from VTT says.

“With the alcohol test, we want to provide consumers with an easy and convenient way for ensuring that they are fit to drive, and a possibility to act responsibly in traffic,” Petri Särkelä,  CEO from Goodwiller adds.

The test fits easily into a small wallet and is very easy to use, but most importantly, it’s reliable and easily affordable.

The use of different self-diagnostic tests related to health and well-being is expected to increase significantly in the future and the printed intelligence technology developed by VTT enables cost-efficient and large-scale production.

 

Contact person

Marika Kurkinen,
Project Manager at VTT
+358 50 542 1540
marika.kurkinen@vtt.fi

Petri Särkelä,
CEO
+358 40 574 8019
petri.sarkela@goodwiller.fi

 

 

Joanna Seppänen

Source: Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

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