The trickiest aspects of sun protection are realizing when you've had too much ultraviolet (UV) exposure and remembering when it's time to reapply sunscreen or go inside — before it's too late.
With this in mind, the experts at L'Oréal aimed to create a wearable sensor that could not only track the user's UVA and UVB exposure levels, but also go a step further and sync to an app in real time to keep the wearer informed. What they developed is called "UV Sense," a tiny adhesive electronic sensor that's pretty freaking cool.Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
"We set out to create something that blends problem-solving technology with human-centered design to reach even more consumers who require additional information about their UV exposure," Guive Balooch, Global Vice President of L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator, said in a press release.
To make it wearable and easy to incorporate into everyday life, the device is created with adhesive backing slips that can we worn for up to two weeks each. It's only 9 millimeters in diameter and easily fits on the user's thumbnail (like nail art), which is the best place for tracking exposure according to the brand. The sensor is battery-free, activated by UV light, and powered by the wearer's phone (compatible with iOS and Android). Basically, you're running out of excuses for not being safe in the sun.Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Pricing is still being finalized, but the UV Sense will launch in the U.S. this summer and around the world in 2019. Visit laroche-posay.us for updates and more info and watch the video above to see it in action.
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Source : http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a15074267/uv-sense-and-mobile-app/