Partying This Weekend? These Ice Cubes Light Up So You Don’t Black Out
From Fast Company January 18, 2013 - 8:00am
The glowing faux-ice changes color based on how quickly you’re throwing them back, to let you know if you should pace yourself a little. If the physical effects of binge drinking aren’t enough to remind you to slow down, perhaps an external cue--other then a bartender’s threats to cut you off--could help do the trick. MIT Media Labs researcher Dhairya Dand has created a prototype for a set of ice cubes fitted with LED lights that tell overly eager drinkers when to stop sipping, by flashing an alarming red. Drinkers who ignore the cubes’ warnings will trigger the cubes’ plan B: a warning text message to a friend that their friend might be getting sloppy. Dand was inspired to come up with the design after a particularly bleak night of drinking. "Party at MIT. The music was pumping. I was having a good time." reads the text on the ice cubes’ demonst...
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