TruTouch Technologies, a pioneer in non-invasive workplace sobriety assurance systems, unveiled the latest technology to detect and deter alcohol abuse in the workplace. The device, called TruTouch 2500, will be unveiled this month at the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association’s (SAPAA) Annual Conference in San Diego, Calif. The TruTouch 2500 is a non-invasive sensor that quickly and accurately measures alcohol intoxication, and also has the option to simultaneously verify user identity using light through the skin.
In 2011, the U.S. Center for Disease Control published data that showed heavy drinkers cost the U.S. economy over $220 billion per year. Lost productivity accounts for 70 percent of this waste, while healthcare costs account for 11 percent. The TruTouch 2500 offers a time- and cost-effective solution for both alcohol intoxication detection and deterrence in work environments.