Is this disruptive technology? Or a solution to a problem no-one has? Could be as handy on the Playa as a garden sprayer full of tequila.
The UK’s Daily Mail reports:
The makers claim, however, that the ‘harm’ is limited, because you sober up equally rapidly.
The alcohol is delivered via an aerosol spray, so people feel briefly drunk, then sober up.
But however quickly people might recover, drunkenness can lead to accidents – and it’s also unclear how the device could be misused by alcoholics.
Two American scientists designed the device - a small spray that gives you that instant drunk sensation from less than a drop of alcohol.
The feeling lasts just seconds – but when it fades, you are sober and able to carry on with your day.
The ‘Wahh Quantum Sensations’ delivers just a miniscule dose of alcohol – 0.075ml – directly in to your mouth, but thanks to the aerosol effect, the effect is instantaneous.
With a typical drink containing 40 to 60ml of alcohol, the scientists say it would take a thousand sprays to get the equivalent amount of alcohol into your system.
French designer Philippe Starck and Franco-American scientist David Edwards say the advantages is to enjoy the drunk sensation with none of the harmful effects of alcohol on the body.
Unveiling the spray in Paris yesterday, Starck said: ‘The question is how to do good without doing harm. Wahh is an alternative that offers the idea of intoxication without its adverse effects.’
The product is about to go on sale in Europe for 20 Euros, with each capsule offering 21 ‘shots’. UK distribution plans have not been unveiled yet.