Kit Delgado Discusses Research on Smartphone Breathalyzers

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, December 22, 2016

In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, CHIBE's Kit Delgado, MD, MS describes his recent work investigating the potential of smartphone breathalyzers to reduce drunk driving accidents. He discusses an upcoming study testing behavioral strategies to increase the effectiveness of this new technology. Delgado says, "Like exercise trackers and other connected devices, smartphone-paired Breathalyzers can act as a facilitator of healthy behavior change. However, without a behavioral strategy to promote continued engagement aimed at promoting better health or safety, people will stop using these devices over time. I’m interested in testing behavioral strategies that leverage smartphone Breathalyzers with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk-driving crashes."