Does this EyeCheck device sound like anything other than snake oil:
The device looks like binoculars, and in seconds it scans an individuals pupils to detect a problem.
"They'll be able to tell if they're on drugs, and what kind, whether marijuana, cocaine, or alcohol. Or even in the case of a tractor trailer driver, is he too tired to drive his rig?" said Ohio County Sheriff Tom Burgoyne.
The device can also detect abnormalities from chemical and biological effects, as well as natural disasters.
Here's the company. The device is called a pupillometer, and "uses patented technologies to deliver reliable pupil measurements in less than five minutes for the detection of drugs and fatigue." And despite what the article implied, the device doesn't do this at a distance.
I'm not impressed with the research, but this is not my area of expertise. Anyone?
Posted on September 18, 2006 at 1:39 PM • 50 Comments