Where design, price and precision break even!
Floome is the first reliable smartphone breathalyzer, it measures your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) so you can drive safely without losing the pleasure of a drink.
It connects to any smartphone through the standard headphone jack. It’s based on an innovative new technology, which is patent pending.
Precision is not a coincidence: Floome uses the same sensor as law enforcement breathalyzers. It was created with the goal of matching an extremely accurate device with a refined design.
We are presenting you with an awesome gadget that is professional, attractive and affordable.
Bruno Murari - Inventor of the accelerometer, ST Microelectronics:
"When I first met the team of 2045Tech, I was rather impressed by their enthusiasm and technical skills. The whole team has a solid background in different fields and this gives them the ability to improve each aspect of their innovations.
Their new method for Breath Alcohol Measurement is really revolutionary and I strongly believe this product will impact in a near future onto people habits."
Roberta Bertani - Associate Professor at Department of Chemical Processes for Engineering, University of Padova:
"I’m helping the R&D team of 2045Tech on the process of calibration and metrological verification. I notice high accuracy and good scientific method on the way they are managing the measurements in the verification campaign that is being carried on as I write."
Everyone has a solid perception of time. Given an accurate Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) measure and your body characteristics, we provide you the exact time required to recover from the condition when it is unsafe to drive. You can set an alarm directly from the app that reminds you when you can take a new test and check whether it is safe to drive again.
Wrapping our technology in an ordinary case case was too trivial, hence we hired Caterina Falleni (alumna of Singularity University), an award-winning product and industrial designer with international acclaim, and Alessandro Innocenti (winner of Global Impact Competition 2013), a stereotype breaking designer with a Master Degree in innovation, ceramics and advanced materials.
We conducted extensive user experience studies, and as a result, Floome’s final design gives you the best usability in its field. It fits in your pocket, purse or jacket, it keeps the mouthpiece clean and it is ready to be used in a single step.
Breathalyzers can and will become dirty over time. Floome, thanks to its removable cap, is fully cleanable.
The story behind Floome's design.
It disappears in your pocket! - 3D printed prototype
FLOOME is based on an innovative technology: a vortex whistle matched with a fuel cell ethanol sensor. The vortex whistle is a particular kind of flowmeter. When the user blows into FLOOME, the whistle produces an acoustic signal with a frequency that is proportional to the flow rate. This allows measuring the total volume of gas passing through the fuel cell sensor. The latter 'counts' the ethanol molecules in the gas volume and converts them into an electrical charge. The concentration is obtained by dividing the 'molecule count' by the total volume of sampled gas.
2045Tech has filed a PCT patent application on the technology that allows cost-effective production while maintaining the high precision of professional breathalyzers.
Our sensor technology (fuel-cell) is widely used for professional and evidential-proof breathalyzers. Unlike low-end semiconductor sensors, it does not waste power for heating. Therefore, the system is always ready for use.
In the context of a scientific collaboration with the Department of Chemical Processes for Engineering at University of Padova, the validation of device precision and accuracy is currently being carried on. We are really proud of the first results!
Just to give a short background of the next chart, what you see is a repeatability test made of 13 trials. A solution of distilled water and anhydrous ethanol is put on a wet bath calibrator. The solution concentration is 308mg/L which corresponds to a 0.025g/dL BAC, and the temperature is exactly kept at 34.5 °C with a thermal control. This type of breath simulator is mentioned in the standards for calibrating every kind of breathalyzer.
Floome communicates with a mobile app which not only provides an accurate read of your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) level, but a lot more. You can share a picture with your BAC after using the device, call one of the nearest cabs, and even check a graph of your previous tests.
The application has been developed by Paolo Conte, it will be downloadable from the App Store, Google Play and Microsoft Marketplace.
Floome connects through the standard headphone jack of your mobile device, so it can be used with almost every smartphone on the market today. Whatever your operating system is - iOS, Android or WP - Floome is ready to plug into your phone!
Why our breathalyzer? Why is it better?
Right now you probably see a lot of different and new breathalyzers on the market, but something is missing. If they are cheap, they are not accurate, and if they are expensive and professional, they are absolutely unattractive. Floome is where design, price and precision break even.
Certifications are important for the safety of your product. For the US market, we are working with the FDA to obtain all necessary approvals.
Our device will also be CE certified after passing the EMC and safety tests that we are currently performing.
In addition, we are also working for the NF approval for France.
With your help, we will also obtain the necessary certification needed to ship it to your country, wherever you live!
What we have done with less than $35000: your contributions are in really good hands
We are very proud about how we have managed our limited financial resources. With less than $35000 we have:
- Invested in R&D for one year
- Filed the PCT patent application (on technology)
- Filed a design patent
- Hired the designers
- Hired the marketing person
- Designed and realized several engineering and design prototypes
- Tested Floome at the Department of Chemical Processes for Engineering, University of Padova
- Started the certifications process
Our past... and our future with you
Why we need your support?
You have the opportunity to make this project a reality. Thanks to your contribution we will be able to:
Complete the first production batch
Support all certification requirements
You also have another important role in this project - providing valuable feedback, advices, opinions and any suggestions you may have so that we can make Floome better. Make this project also be a little bit of yours. With your personal feedback you can have a real impact customizing the final version of Floome.
What we give you in return?
Please remember to add 10$ to the perk for shipping.
If you forgot it, please pledge 10$ clicking on the "contribute now" button using the same account you used for the other perk.
At the beginning of the campaign you can choose your favorite color between the following:
Do you want some more? We have a special version, Shiny Floome: 60 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for a very unique piece of design.
Why do we give you a Voucher instead of the product?
As our product is extremely precise, we want to be precise as well. In order to obtain all certifications needed for any specific country, we provide you with this voucher which entitles you to receive the product you choose in exchange for the voucher once the necessary certifications are obtained.
Once we get the approval for your country (around 2-3 months) you’ll receive a mail announcing the shipping of your Floome!
By choosing to get a Floome among the perks, you abide by the terms and conditions set forth on our website: 2045tech.com.
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