Health & Wellbeing

Mini UV camera helps you apply sunscreen

Mini UV camera helps you apply...
Sunscreen-covered skin (under the eye) appears dark when viewed through the Sunscreenr
Sunscreen-covered skin (under the eye) appears dark when viewed through the Sunscreenr
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Sunscreen-covered skin (under the eye) appears dark when viewed through the Sunscreenr
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Sunscreen-covered skin (under the eye) appears dark when viewed through the Sunscreenr
One USB charge of the Sunscreenr's integrated battery should reportedly be good for several days of use
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One USB charge of the Sunscreenr's integrated battery should reportedly be good for several days of use
The Sunscreenr is sand- and waterproof
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The Sunscreenr is sand- and waterproof
The Sunscreenr's planned retail price is $109
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The Sunscreenr's planned retail price is $109
The Sunscreenr's black-and-white LCD screen is viewed through an eyecup, so that it can be seen even in bright sunlight
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The Sunscreenr's black-and-white LCD screen is viewed through an eyecup, so that it can be seen even in bright sunlight
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There are already a number of sunlight exposure-tracking devices out there, that let us know when it's time to apply more sunscreen. That's all very well and good, but how do we know if we've put enough on in the first place? Well, that's why the Sunscreenr was developed. It's a standalone camera that shows where you've applied sunscreen, along with how much of it you've slathered on.

Unlike a regular camera, the Sunscreenr is designed to image ultraviolet light – the same UV light that sunscreen absorbs. As a result, skin with sunscreen on it will appear darker onscreen than skin that's been missed, or that needs a reapplication. The more sunscreen that's present (SPF 15 or higher), the darker the skin will look.

The camera itself is sand- and waterproof, and its black-and-white LCD screen is viewed through an eyecup, so that it can be seen even in bright sunlight. For people using it on their own (without someone else to film them), it can be mounted a mini tripod, then record and play back up to 30 seconds of video.

One USB charge of the Sunscreenr's integrated battery should reportedly be good for several days of use
One USB charge of the Sunscreenr's integrated battery should reportedly be good for several days of use

One USB charge of its integrated battery should reportedly be good for several days of use.

The Sunscreenr is now the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, where a pledge of US$74 will currently get you one – assuming it reaches production. The planned retail price is $109.

Footage shot with it can be seen in the following pitch video.

Source: Kickstarter

Introducing Sunscreenr (Live on Kickstarter)

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RobertGuidry
So, first came this (or something similar): http://www.flir.com/flirone/content/?id=62910
Then came a bit of integration to give us this: http://www.flir.com/home/news/details/?ID=74197
Can we get a UV sensor with the regular color spectrum and the IR sensor? We would just be moving that much closer to McCoys Tricorder .