0

June 28, 2017 AT 1:00 am

Will Kids Love These New Tech Skin Patches? #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #health #science #tech

UV Patch

Although cell phones are not the ideal accessory for the beach, La Roche-Posay has created new features for their scannable UV patches according to The Star. A new app builds on their original My UV Patch that was released last year. The hope is that kids will like the gaming aspect of checking in on their patches, especially since animated characters will reward them.

The game will feature two cartoon characters for kids to play with, with the character’s receiving points to unlock prizes each time children scan the wearable to check that they are sun safe. In addition, the app also allows you to track the UV levels of multiple people, meaning parents can now keep track of the whole family for a safer summer holiday.

The current color changing heart patch uses photo-oxidized dyes to relate UV protection. So, the wearer must apply sunscreen to the patch as well as their skin to get the most accurate reading; the app considers location and time of day. It’s fine for active sports like swimming and will last up to five days. You can check the company’s Anthelios sunscreen products for free samples of the patch. If you would rather keep things off your skin, you can always build a Sunscreen Reminder Hat following our learning guide. You just need to use a FLORA Arduino with its matching UV Index Sensor and a piezo. The musical tune will warn you before you are well done—have fun protecting your skin with DIY tech!


Flora breadboard is Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original projects featuring our wearable Arduino-compatible platform, FLORA. Be sure to post up your wearables projects in the forums or send us a link and you might be featured here on Wearable Wednesday!


Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!


Maker Business — Transforming Today’s Bad Jobs into Tomorrow’s Good Jobs

Wearables — Not a loophole

Electronics — Rule of thumb: 10mils per amp.

Biohacking — Soft Artificial Human Heart #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.