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Field and Laboratory Alcohol Detection With 2 Types of Transdermal Devices

Two types of transdermal electrochemical sensors that detect alcohol at the skin surface were evaluated. One, the AMS SCRAM device, is locked onto the ankle and is based on a fuel cell sensor; the other, a Giner WrisTAS device, worn on the wrist, is based on a proton exchange membrane. SCRAM is used by several court systems in the United States to monitor alcohol offenders, WrisTAS, a research prototype, is not commercially available.

By Paul R. Marques and A. Scott McKnight

Michigan DOC Runs BETA Test of New Remote Transdermal Alcohol Monitoring System

The Michigan DOC performed a field study of SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring prior to making it commercially available.

By The Journal of Offender Monitoring