World’s smallest wearable device warns of UV exposure, enables precision phototherapy
Smaller than an M&M and thinner than a credit card, device can optimize treatment of neonatal jaundice, skin diseases, seasonal affective disorder and reduce risk of sunburns and skin cancer
- Device, updated in December 2018, warns users of overexposure to UV that can lead to skin cancer
- First time light from phototherapy can be measured accurately for better dosing
- Users can glue it to their hat, clip it to sunglasses or stick it on their nail
- Original device now marketed as "My Skin Track" by La Roche-Posay
World’s smallest wearable device warns of UV exposure, enables precision phototherapy - Dec. 5, 2018
(The original UV sensor, developed and marketed by La Roche-Posey in January 2018, was updated in December 2018 to monitor different types of exposure.)
Researchers develop world's smallest wearable device - Jan. 8, 2018
Original UV sensor - "My Skin Track UV" by La Roche-Posay
John A. Rogers describes the device as the world's smallest and most accurate UV dosimeter.
John A. Rogers explains why the device was initially designed to be worn on the thumb nail.
John A. Rogers discusses the harms the device can protect users from - namely carcinogens from sunlight.
John A. Rogers shares his goal for the device - to save lives.