How It Works
Designed to be comfortable so that you can wear it all day and night. Ideal for those who want discreet options for monitoring and tracking their alcohol consumption.
A first-of-its-kind enzymatic sensor detects the presence of alcohol that has been diffused through the surface of your skin, only after it has been ingested. Once activated, the cartridge lasts for 24 hours.
Check your progress as often as you like with the ION™ App. Receive your sensor readings, such as Clear or Signal Detected, with frequent syncing.
ION™ uses patented non-invasive enzymatic alcohol sensing technology. Cartridges can be replaced daily to overcome the fouling issues that have plagued previous generations of alcohol biosensors. To take a deep dive into how we are able to use enzymatic chemistry to obtain an unprecedented signal-to-noise-ratio, check out our peer-reviewed scientific journal article in the journal "Sensors".Click here to learn more
ION™ has been developed with support from more than $2 million in federal government grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Silicone wrist strap attached to combination aluminum (skin contact side) and plastic (non-skin side) encasing for comfortable daily wear.
Wristband can store up to 24hrs of continuous data.
Connect over BLE
Pair via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to sync data from wristband to app
No moving parts means ION is completely silent at all times.
Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery lasts up to 72hrs and takes up to 1hr for a full charge.
From raw data to signal detected
ION™ uses proprietary machine learning and AI to convert the raw alcohol sensor signals created by our sensor cartridges into an easy-to-read Signal Detected or Clear. Click on any day in the ION™ Calendar* to see your history for that day with 30 minute resolution.
*iOS only, Android version in development
ION does not have set 'testing windows' that may interrupt your activities while you are on the go or in public. Just change the cartridge once per day, any time you like, and ION™ wristband detects signals for you every step of the way. Take a break to jump in the pool or shower while your wristband charges and syncs at the same time. Just leave your wristband plugged in for up to 45min and press sync in the ION™ App.
Skin Proximity Sensing
Multiple skin proximity sensors in each cartridge monitor that the alcohol sensor is against the skin. Removing the wristband results in a status of “insufficient skin contact” for that 30-minute interval.
'Peel & Click' Activation
Fold the clamshell closed until it makes a 'click' sound to activate! Enzymes are active for 24 hours once activated.
6 month shelf life
ION cartridges are stable for 6 months until activated.
Each cartridge has sensors to detect whether or not it is being worn.
Small Form Factor
Each cartridge is the size of a small coin.