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Experiences with SCRAMx alcohol monitoring technology in 100 alcohol treatment outpatients

Researchers from the University of Connecticut and Brown University concluded that SCRAM CAM can benefit individuals in outpatient alcohol treatment programs. Four out of five study participants reported that SCRAM CAM helped them reduce their drinking, and 75% said they would wear it for longer than the 12-week study period.

By Sheila M. Alessia, Nancy P. Barnett, Nancy M. Petrya
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2017 

Comparative Study and Evaluation of SCRAM Use, Recidivism Rates, and Characteristics

The impact of SCRAM CAM on the rate of repeat drinking and driving offenses (i.e., recidivism) was assessed for the first two years following arrest for 837 offenders in Wisconsin and 672 offenders in Nebraska. There was virtually no recidivism while on SCRAM CAM. For the offenders who recidivated, those assigned to SCRAM CAM recidivated later, meaning the device delayed recidivism.

By National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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

Evaluating Transdermal Alcohol Measuring Devices

This report is an evaluation study of two types of transdermal devices that detect alcohol at the skin surface representing two types of electrochemical sensing technology: The AMS SCRAM ankle device and the Giner WrisTAS wrist device were worn concurrently for the evaluation by 22 paid research subjects (15 males, 7 females), for a combined total of 96 weeks.

By National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Review of Technology to Prevent Alcohol-Impaired Crashes

This report summarizes the results of an evaluation of vehicular technology alternatives to detect driver blood alcohol concentration and alcohol-impaired driving. Taking an international perspective, this report references relevant literature, incorporates input from stakeholders, and includes a concept of operations to describe how to implement technology-based countermeasures that address concerns such as privacy, public acceptance, and legal issues.

By National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Transdermal Alcohol Study at the Acadiana Crime Lab

The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of SCRAM in a limited casual setting.

By Laurette Rapp and Rhonda Nichols, Louisiana Association of Forensic Scientists