SFU PhD student develops first DUI detecting device for both drugs and alcohol
By Justin Wong, SFU University Communications
Every eight minutes someone is injured in a driving under the influence (DUI) related incident in Canada, and nearly 1,500 people are killed annually. These incidents greatly impact the Canadian economy costing taxpayers approximately $20 billion a year.
Simon Fraser University researcher Ehsan Daneshi, a computational neuroscience PhD candidate, has developed the first portable device that will one day enable police officers in Canada and around the world to perform standardized roadside sobriety tests for both drugs and alcohol.
To learn more, visit the links below:
- SFU’s Graduate Certificate in Science Technology Commercialization program
- SFU’s Venture Connection program
- Media Advisory: First DUI detecting device for both drugs and alcohol — SFU technology demo Oct 6
- Media Release: SFU PhD student develops first DUI detecting device for both drugs and alcohol
- Global: A twist on automated eye exam technology could help take impaired drivers off the road
- CBC: New testing device could help spot drug-impaired drivers
- Vancouver Sun: SFU researcher develops DUI detecting device for drugs and alcohol
- Metro News: Vancouver firm invents device to detect drunk and high driving
- Pulse FM: Kash Heed Show - Ehsan Daneshil & Elicia Maine
- Roundhouse Radio: Mornings with Martin Strong - Ehsan Daneshi (Oct 13, 2016)