sunburn monitor wristband by the university of strathclyde sunburn monitor wristband by the university of strathclyde
aug 14, 2012

sunburn monitor wristband by the university of strathclyde

‘sunburn monitor wristband’ by the university of strathclyde in glasgow developed at the university of strathclyde in glasgow for intellego technologies,  a ‘sunburn monitor wristband’ is able 

to help prevent over-exposure to the sun by indicating to users when they have been exposed to a certain amount 
of UV radiation. the monitor works by changing from yellow to pink, acting as a visual reminder as the risk of 
contracting a sunburn increases. the system operates through an acid-release agent which picks up ultraviolet light
and a dye which responds to pH levels in the indicator.

  • What need is this fulfilling? It seems useless. A person should learn to rely on themself for timing of sun exposure, like 30 minutes. Then its better to wear proper clothing to cover up. A person needs to learn about exposure and self-monitor. What lesson is this teaching a kid? What are you going to do with the other arm, strap on a hunger monitor, then a thirst monitor, then a love and loneliness monitor? Oh yeah, time to revive mood rings. Oh the color of the ring turned purple! It means im angry now! Funny i dont feel angry but the ring says im angry! Lets fill real estate of the body with monitors and let our brains go to mush. Go ahead. Its idiocy in idiotic times.

    charles says:
  • @charles

    You must be a superhuman!!! One that has never sunburned! If everyone lived like you, a majority of the world would not suffer from skin cancer.

    Applying sunscreen every half hour is not the answer, just applying as necessary. How many paranoid parents over-sunscreen their children in this country? Besides that minor point since they only ensuring their kids are protected…..it is possible in LIFE that there will be situations where a 5 year old will not know when they are receiving too much sun as burns appear once its too late.

    So kudos to the researchers that developed this simple bracelet that can prevent incidents that lead to skin cancer!

    charles get a stress ball says:

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