A New Wearable Sensor Tells How Much UV Radiation You’ve Been Hit With

The link between UV radiation and skin cancer is long established. It’s why we’ve all become more concerned about wearing suncreeen, and avoiding excessing exposure to direct sunlight. But how much UV are we actually getting?

One company, La Roche-Posay, has created a new wearable patch that allows you to know for sure.

Its new My UV Patch is billed as the first-ever stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV radiation in real-time.

The patch even factors in skin tone to measure exposure to the sun. It is designed with photosensitive dyes that factor in the user’s unique skin tone.

Once exposed to UV rays, the patch will begin to change colors, indicating the various levels of sun exposure.

Users can then download the My UV Patch mobile app to track UV exposure and find out more about their level of sun exposure.

La Roche-Posay said that the My UV Patch will be available free of charge via the company’s website and key physicians, which will be listed on the website, this summer. Find out more HERE.

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