Multivariate Approach to Alcohol Detection in Drivers by Sensors and Artificial Vision

  • Paul D. Rosero-MontalvoEmail author
  • Vivian F. López-Batista
  • Diego H. Peluffo-Ordóñez
  • Vanessa C. Erazo-Chamorro
  • Ricardo P. Arciniega-Rocha
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11487)


This work presents a system for detecting excess alcohol in drivers to reduce road traffic accidents. To do so, criteria such as alcohol concentration the environment, a facial temperature of the driver and width of the pupil are considered. To measure the corresponding variables, the data acquisition procedure uses sensors and artificial vision. Subsequently, data analysis is performed into stages for prototype selection and supervised classification algorithms. Accordingly, the acquired data can be stored and processed in a system with low-computational resources. As a remarkable result, the amount of training samples is significantly reduced, while an admissible classification performance is achieved - reaching then suitable settings regarding the given device’s conditions.


Alcohol detection Drunk detection Prototype selection Sensors Supervised classification 



This work is supported by the “Smart Data Analysis Systems - SDAS” group (


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul D. Rosero-Montalvo
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Vivian F. López-Batista
    • 2
  • Diego H. Peluffo-Ordóñez
    • 3
    • 4
  • Vanessa C. Erazo-Chamorro
    • 5
  • Ricardo P. Arciniega-Rocha
    • 5
  1. 1.Universidad Técnica del NorteIbarraEcuador
  2. 2.Universidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  3. 3.Universidad de NariñoPastoColombia
  4. 4.SDAS Research GroupYachay Tech UniversityUrcuquíEcuador
  5. 5.Instituto Tecnológico Superior 17 de JulioIbarraEcuador

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