The 'Way' Uses Sensors to Provide Personalized Skin Care Advice

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 22, 2015
References: indiegogo & gizmag
The 'Way' is a compact handheld device that uses an array of sensors to provide personalized skin care advice. This unassuming device is packed with UV index and humidity sensors. It also has a Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis sensor that is designed to detect oil and moisture content in the layer beneath the skin's surface, a solid indicator of overall skin health.

Data is then combined with local weather and pollution reports and used to formulate personalized advice, which is delivered on a smartphone app. The app makes recommendations such as applying moisturizer during low humidity conditions or putting on sunscreen when the UV index is high. It will also suggest specific skincare products and offer advice on how best to use them.

Personalized skin care is an unaffordable dream for most people with problem skin, but this device shows that there's a way to make it more accessible using technology.