Available this summer, and distributed for FREE, the first-ever stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV exposure and help consumers educate themselves about sun protection. The new technology arrives at a time when sun exposure has become a major health issue , with 90% of non melanoma skin cancers being associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sun in addition to attributing to skin pigmentation and premature skin damage.
The patch is a transparent adhesive that stretches and adheres directly to any area of skin that you want to monitor. Measuring approximately one square inch in area and 50 micrometers thick - half the thickness of an average strand of hair - the patch contains photosensitive dyes that factor in the baseline skin tone and change colours when exposed to UV rays to indicate varying levels of sun exposure.
To get a reading, simply take a snap of the patch on your smartphone and upload it to the 'My UV Patch mobile app' which will analyse the varying photosensitive dye squares, warning you if you've had too much UV exposure based on your skin tone.
Its a great bit of wearable tech, especially if you want to protect yourself and your family when out and about.
The My UV Patch mobile app will be available on both iOS and Android, incorporating NFC enabled technology into the patch-scanning process for Android.