Potentials of smart breathalyzer: Interventions for excessive drinking among college students

Aehong Min, Daehyoung Lee, Patrick C. Shih

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Abstract

Excessive drinking among college students is a significant public health issue. Electronic Screening Brief Intervention (e-SBI) has been shown to be an effective prevention tool, and it has been implemented on personal computers, web, mobile phones and social networking platforms. In this research, we asked college students to discuss about their perception of BACtrack Mobile Pro, the FDA-approved and consumer-oriented smart breathalyzer. We recruited 15 college students who have consumed alcohol regularly, asked them to use the smart breathalyzer for two weeks, and conducted pre- And post-study surveys and interviews. We identified five barriers with design opportunities for the smart breathalyzer: (1) Support from immediate family members or close friends, (2) Personalized results, (3) Intuitive status display, (4) Accessorizing the form factor, and (5) Quicker access. Future mobile and smart wearable e-SBI interventions targeted at college students should take these design considerations into account.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransforming Digital Worlds - 13th International Conference, iConference 2018, Proceedings
EditorsGobinda Chowdhury, Julie McLeod, Val Gillet, Peter Willett
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages195-206
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319781044
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Transforming Digital Worlds, iConference 2018 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: Mar 25 2018Mar 28 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10766 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Transforming Digital Worlds, iConference 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySheffield
Period3/25/183/28/18

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018.

Copyright:
Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Alcohol consumption
  • E-SBI
  • Excessive drinking
  • Persuasive technology
  • Screening and brief intervention
  • Smart breathalyzer

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