Would you believe that only 3 in 4 adults wear sunscreen daily when abroad on a sun holiday or 1 in every ten people don’t apply any sunscreen at all in Ireland?
L’Oreal has created the latest in wearable tech that not only is it inventive- but it has the potential to help millions protect themselves from those UV rays.
The little gadget, known as My UV Patch has a transparent adhesive back that stretches with the skin and can be worn on any part of the body. Its front contains photosensitive blue dye which the colour changes when exposed to UV light.
The tech piece is unlike any other wearable items as it doesn’t contain a battery. It can be worn for 5 days, and the readings can be seen through your phone by iOS app. The app contains a camera view to snap a shot of the heart shaped device, which sends the day’s exposure on a graph to your phone.
The Android app is soon to follow and there will be no need for your camera as the patch will connect using NFC to transfer the data.
My UV Patch, made by La Roche-Posay, is due to be available in Ireland from July.