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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Transforming Digital Worlds - 13th International Conference, iConference 2018, Proceedings|
|Editors||Gobinda Chowdhury, Julie McLeod, Val Gillet, Peter Willett|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 2018|
|Event||13th International Conference on Transforming Digital Worlds, iConference 2018 - Sheffield, United Kingdom|
Duration: Mar 25 2018 → Mar 28 2018
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Conference||13th International Conference on Transforming Digital Worlds, iConference 2018|
|Period||3/25/18 → 3/28/18|
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- Alcohol consumption
- Excessive drinking
- Persuasive technology
- Screening and brief intervention
- Smart breathalyzer