It is important to know the dangers of prolonged sun exposure. UV rays can cause sunburns, cataracts, early skin ageing and negative effects on the immune system. It is a little known fact that just one severe sunburn in childhood, or five sunburns throughout a person life, double the person’s chances of developing skin cancer, specifically melanoma, in later life.
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QSun is a new Kickstarter funded project that touts itself as the first AI-powered wearable sun tracker. The little gizmo tracks your sun exposure to help you prevent skin damage while maintaining healthy vitamin D levels. It also notifies you via LED and buzzer notifications when you’re about to get sunburned, so you will know when its time to slap on some more sun cream or find your way to a shady spot.
The algorithm combines your current sun exposure with your skin type, environmental situation and sun safety habits to give you tailored recommendations. There is also an accompanying QSun smartphone app which offers additional safety features.
“There are other products on the market for sun safety like sunscreen patches and wristbands, or other smart wearables that incorporate UV sensors,” creator Neda Ghazi told Digital Trends.
“What makes QSun stand out is that we really take a comprehensive and personalized approach to sun safety based on the specific user.”
A few days into the campaign the little wearable is just a few hundred dollars shy of meeting its goal. Shipping is expected ahead of this summer.
Price: $CA 79 and up
$22,401 raised out of $23,360 goal
23 days to go
Estimated delivery: June 2018
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