Now, you may be asking yourself, what exactly do Lilo’s (Lindsay Lohan) crazy and reckless actions have to do with software? Well, as a result of Lohan’s persistent issues with drug and alcohol abuse the judge turned to software. Judge Revel turned to SCRAM, the “secure continuous remote alcohol monitor” bracelet to monitor Lohan’s alcohol level. Lindsay’s bracelet went off after the MTV awards and this seemed to be the final straw! Yesterday, Judge Revel used the software evidence and dispersed a not so lenient sentence of 90 days in jail to the poptart. Lohan told Judge Revel, “I don’t want you to think that I don’t respect you.” Well Lindsay all we have to say is you disrespected the software….
More about the technology behind SCRAM:
According to 1800DUILAWS, “The SCRAM bracelet measures alcohol using the same fuel cell technology used by most portable breath testing devices. With this particular device, the fuel cell is manufactured by Draeger – (Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Founded in Lübeck in 1889, Dräger has grown into a worldwide, DAX-listed enterprise. Drager Safety Diagnostics, Inc (a subsidiary of Drager) offers its customers complete hazard management solutions with a special focus on personal safety and protecting production facilities. Ayoka was contracted by Drager Safety Diagnostics, Inc on behalf of the State of New Jersey, to develop an Oracle database and Java solution that integrated with Dräger’s alcohol breath analyzer, the only evidential breath tester on the market approved by a United States Supreme Court decision.) an Ayoka client. Once in place the device will monitor the wearer based on a schedule set by the monitoring agency. Then, at a predetermined time, the bracelet communicates with a home-placed modem via a 900 MHz radio signal. The readings are sent to a remote computer that acts as a central clearing house of data where it is monitored and interpreted. The data for a specific offender is then available to the home state’s monitoring agency through a secure Internet Web site.”