If you are notorious for spending hours in the sun unprotected, consider donning the Strathclyde University wristband designed to detect and indicate UV-levels. The colorful band is similar to the ones handed out at events and all-inclusive resorts.
Infused with a UV-detecting acid and a responsive pH-indicating dye, the wristband tells wearers when it’s time to head to the shade. The project is also considering the differences between ethnicities and skin types. Those with fair skin and hair are much more prone to sunburns than those with naturally darker complexions. The bands will be engineered to recongize these differences.
While keeping your skin covered and reapplying sunscreen is still crucial, the vibrant bracelets will help raise awareness to exercise precaution when lounging outside. The Strathclyde University wristband will be put into mass markets by Swedish-based company Intellego Technologies.