[UPDATE: View the Breathometer Storify for a recap of the live Q&A]

With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays quickly approaching, many will be gathering with friends, family, and colleagues to celebrate. One of the pressing issues during the holiday season is of course traveling safety – especially around the consumption of alcohol.

Charles Michael YimMixing drinking and driving is never a good combination for anyone. So wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to help people make smart and informed choices after having a few drinks?

One such company is looking to encourage mobile safety by transforming your smartphone into a breathalyzer. The company is called Breathometer and is the invention of visionary entrepreneur Charles Michael Yim (@charlesmyim).

How does Breathometer work? Simply plug the Breathometer dongle (available for pre-order now) into your smart device, blow into the opening on the device, and receive instantly your blood alcohol content (BAC).

The app allows you to make a smart choice by informing you when you’ll be sober and/or has immediate access via the app to call a cab.

Mobile Breathalyzer

Breathometer Features

Join us on Wednesday, November 2oth from 9-10pm ET via #MobileChat on Twitter as we chat live with the @BreathometerInc team. See what they’ve learned in the process of creating smart mobile tech and how they hope to make festive celebrations safe for everyone.

Chat more soon – Patrick Goodman