This Device Tracks Your Sunlight Intake So You Can Be Happier
It’s hard to know these days whether or not to weather the sunny weather and generate some vitamin D or to hide from Mr. Sun to protect your skin from those deadly rays! This new device, the SunSprite, monitors your sunlight intake and helps you strike a healthy balance.
So you don’t have to be an obsessive quantified self-type to consider wearing a device that tracks your exposure. It may actually do you good. Developed by Harvard-trained engineers along with two psychiatric doctors from Harvard Medical School, the SunSprite is a device that measures how much light you get on a daily basis. It includes sensors for bright, visible light, as well as UV light that you might want to avoid for cancer or other negative reasons. It’s about the size of your thumb, powered with a little solar panel, and clips magnetically to your shirt pocket or shoulder strap.
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I’d love to see something like this integrated into a smart watch so that it’s less awkward to carry around. It reminds me of a step-counter in size and appearance, which I quickly gave up on after a week of using because of its awkwardness. I think this is a great idea though, have you got to try it out? What did you think?