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drunk detecting cell phone

The phone can tell when you are drunk
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How it works is the cell phone has a built in breathalyzer so it can tell when the operator is too inebriated to warrant conversation with another human being. It would stop all those embarrassing conversations with work mate’s partners and more importantly ex partners while in a sloppy state. The phone would only allow calls to taxis and ambulances the only people you should be talking with at that stage of proceedings
steviej, Sep 09 2002

Same problem, different solution. http://marginalrevo...arkets_in_self.html
"An Australian phone company is offering customers the chance to blacklist numbers before heading out for a night on the town so they can reduce the risk of making any embarrassing, incoherent late-night calls." [jutta, Nov 30 2004, last modified Apr 01 2011]

Similar idea, using voice recognition technology in new cars http://www.halfbake...20Speech_20Detector
[theircompetitor, Nov 30 2004]

Now baked http://abcnews.go.c...gy/story?id=2125709
[theircompetitor, Jun 29 2006]


       Many is the time that I have bought a carton of beer, taken it home and drunk it all by myself, then thought it would be a good idea to ring up anybody and everybody in my phone book and abuse them and their families, this sure would save me alot of embarresment the next day.
Gulherme, Sep 09 2002

       I'd never get another call off my sister if she had one of these!
dare99, Sep 09 2002

       Keeping your phone numbers in SMS form, rather than in the built-in phonebook, eliminates drinking & dialling very effectively.
General Washington, Sep 09 2002

       [Bondy] - Er, yeah, great website. I'd say its interest band is a bit narrower than you suggest in your link description.
sild, Sep 09 2002

       I badly need one that detects from the receiving end! Also one that works on all the other drugs, as well as alcohol.
pfperry, Sep 09 2002

       And maybe dispense a breath mint into the operators mouth during a word with the letter "o" to hopefully save the rest of us who would have to deal with them in person.
cuffnstuff, Sep 11 2002

       but when im drunk, i find it boring to talk to cab drivers and ambulance dispatchers. they're all business. but for the drunks that desire a social filter before they are able to use their phones, how about a "concentration" type game you have to play with the buttons before you can dial out? pfperry? you feeling that?
Jeff Hero, Sep 12 2002

       Maybe, if you're drunk, the phone could just block the outgoing call, then play a ring tone and play random language-like gibberish at you. You won't know the difference, and in the morning you'll probably have forgotten the call anyway.
8th of 7, Sep 12 2002

       As a general rule this wouldn't work, what with the occasional very important reason to call someone e.g. "I've cut my leg and I'm running out of blood" or "I can't get home, can you come and get me". A filter that sets certain numbers as off limits would be good, but as [jutta] pointed out, its already been done.
hidden truths, Oct 20 2005


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