Smart ice cubes warn drinkers when they’ve had too much

Written by: Laura Hopperton | Published:

MIT researcher Dhairya Dand has developed a set of electronic ice cubes that can monitor a person's alcohol intake and change colour from green to red to tell them when to stop.

Each cube is comprised of a coloured led, an accelerometer, IR receivers and a battery, which are moulded into an edible, waterproof jelly.

With one cube of each colour (green, yellow and red) in a glass, the light changes depending on how much alcohol a person consumes and how fast.

If they then keep on drinking after the red cube flashes, a text is sent to a designated friend to ask them for help.

View the technology in action in the video below.

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