SFU PhD student develops first DUI detecting device for both drugs and alcohol

October 06, 2016

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.

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