Hawaii students have IDEAS for a STEM Workforce

//Hawaii students have IDEAS for a STEM Workforce

Picture this: Members of a creative robotics team address a real-life problem in their neighborhood — drunken driving. They invent an electronic device to measure blood-alcohol content (BAC) via the steering wheel, using ceramic gas sensors to register the ethanol content emitted from the skin of the driver’s hands.

The device communicates this information to the driver’s phone using Bluetooth technology and, if the driver’s BAC is higher than 0.04 percent, the phone sends a text message to a friend or relative, notifying them that the driver is impaired.

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