New Paper-based Sensor Can Provide Real-time Tracking of UV Exposure

by Iswarya on  October 5, 2018 at 2:45 PM Research News
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New personalized and low-cost wearable ultraviolet (UV) sensors can warn users when their exposure to the sun has become dangerous, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the journal Nature Communications.
New Paper-based Sensor Can Provide Real-time Tracking of UV Exposure
New Paper-based Sensor Can Provide Real-time Tracking of UV Exposure

The paper-based sensor, which can be worn as a wristband, features happy and sad emoticon faces drawn in an invisible UV-sensitive ink that successively light up as you reach 25%, 50%, 75% and finally 100% of your daily recommended UV exposure.

The research team have also created six versions of the color-changing wristbands, each of which is personalized for a specific skin tone an important characteristic given that darker people need more sun exposure to produce vitamin D, which is essential for healthy bones, teeth and muscles.

Source: Eurekalert

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