Sobriety

The Shadowtrack App works in conjunction with Android and IOS devices (App must be installed). The BAC track app is Integrated with the Shadowtrack platform and can meet the needs of agencies by offering a cost effective solution for enrollees required to be on an alcohol monitoring solution.  Shadowtrack will send random alerts to notify the enrollee an  “Alcohol Test Required” during a time period specified by the court or user.  Once the alert is sent, the enrollee will have a configurable amount of time to complete the Sobriety test before becoming non-compliant. If the enrollee fails to respond to the first notification, multiple attempts can be performed prior to a non-compliant event.

If the test is completed, the device application will send the following results to the Shadowtrack platform:

  1. Blood alcohol score (BAC)
  2. Location of the test
  3. Picture of the enrollee

Utilizing the Sobriety Module allows the agency to:

  • Combine facial recognition with alcohol consumption detection via an electronic device that requires no installation and is purchased and shipped directly to the enrollee
  • Facial recognition liveness test to prevent enrollees from using a photograph or recorded video
  • Anti Spoofing that includes the ability to detect other devices within bluetooth range throughout the duration of the sobriety test
  • Ability to detect the blue light on the breathalyzer device is on during a sobriety test to prevent spoofing
  • Outbound voice verification request only (Independent of alcohol test)

Sobriety Module Platform Functionality

Combines facial recognition with alcohol consumption detection via an electronic device that requires no installation and is purchased and shipped directly to the enrollee.  When the Shadowtrack app receives a verification call API request, a push notification will be displayed on the screen, along with a sound and vibrate, requesting that the enrollee call into the Shadowtrack platform to complete a sobriety test. The alert will stay on the display until the enrollee initiates the call or manually dismisses the alert. (See Fig. 7.0, 7.1, 7.2)

Enrollee is prompted to place their face inside a designated square area on their mobile device to ensure accuracy of facial recognition during enrollment and subsequent sobriety testing (See Fig. 7.3)

When the verification call is completed, location coordinates are sent to the Shadowtrack platform. This can be set to automatically send out within a minutes of the call. Shadowtrack has logic to set off an alert if we do not receive the location coordinates within five minutes. (See Fig 7.4)

  • Inbound voice verification request (Independent of alcohol test)
  • There is a button on the app that generates a phone call to the Shadowtrack platform to perform a voice verification.
  • Once this button is pressed, the app will also send location coordinates.
  • Alert message displayed to the enrollee when low battery of the breathalyzer device is detected  
  • Facial recognition liveness test to prevent enrollees from using a photograph or recorded video
  • Anti Spoofing that includes the ability to detect other devices within bluetooth range
  • The Shadowtrack platform will trigger a non compliant event and notify the assigned user for any of the following reasons: (See Fig. 7.5)
  • The breathalyzer score is greater than a predetermined level
  • Failure to receive a reading from the device within time specified
  • Picture does not match enrollment picture in the Shadowtrack application.  NOTE: An event can be manually converted to non-compliant and the user will be required to add notes as to why the status was changed.
  • An alert is sent to the user if a test result is not received within a predetermined time frame.
  • Error for failure to reach the app due to the device being turned off or the app is not running.

Send random “Sobriety Test” notifications in one or more of the following formats:

  • Voice without verification
  • Voice with voice biometric verification
  • SMS
  • Text-to-speech (TTS)
  • Uploaded WAV file in any language
  • Alerts via the Shadowtrack Mobile App

Attempts:

  • Single or Multiple test attempts prior to non-compliant
  • Adjustable time frame between attempts

Perform location validation:

  • Perform silent location verification checks utilizing GPS during Sobriety tests
  • User ability to send an alert to the enrollee for live video interaction in the event of a failed Sobriety test

User non-compliant notification types:

  • Bridge voice call with enrollee and user
  • SMS
  • TTS
  • WAV

Reporting: (See Fig. 7.2)

  • Detailed compliance report to include:
  • Date and time of test
  • Location of test
  • BAC Score
  • Picture
  • Facial recognition score – facial recognition technology will be used to compare the image taken during the test with the reference image obtained during enrollment.  We will then use the confidence score received against a facial mismatch threshold established in the Shadowtrack application.
  • In addition to all other data provided on the Shadowtrack platform
  • Reporting methods:
  • Instant upon non compliant event
  • Summary on a specified time table

Service Types:

  • Sobriety tests can be a stand alone service or incorporated with any of the other Shadowtrack platform services

Unscheduled Tests:

  • If a test is received outside of a scheduled screening window, the test is considered a non-compliant event and shall be indicated as “Outside Window” under the compliance heading “Test Window”.
  • Tests results received within the time allotted shall be labeled “Inside Window”

Benefits of Sobriety

  • Economical – service will be provided with little to no markup on existing Shadowtrack services
  • Ownership – enrollee owns device and can continue testing after completing court ordered program to aid in maintaining sobriety
  • Easy to use – takes less than one minute to perform screening
  • Unobtrusive – no embarrassing leg devices that can affect employment, family life or interfere with medical conditions
  • Convenient – small device – can be carried in your pocket
  • Unified platform – Integrated with all other Shadowtrack solutions