Smart Bracelet Lets You Know How Drunk You Are And Tells Your Friends Where You Are

by Emily Arata

A wristband called Vive might be your new best friend, wing man and savior.

Vive, a prototype displayed at Microsoft's Design Expo, is a simple wristband that looks similar to a Fitbit.

The device, designed by a group of University of Washington students, uses microsensors to track the body's dehydration and intoxication levels.

Users would have the ability to sync social media profiles to Vive. At a bar or concert, friends could digitally link their wristbands, creating a "party." Every so often, the Vive will vibrate.

A squeeze to the band will let it know that you're safe and enjoying yourself. If there's no answer, the wristband will alert others that you are unconscious or unable to respond.

The brilliance of Vive is its wearability as well as its efficacy in a range of situations. You'll never lose friends at a concert, and you will always have someone watching your back at an out-of-control house party.