The weather is finally starting to warm up and summer is approaching. That means we all get to spend more time outside and enjoy the nice weather. The more time you spend outside means the more you are to be exposed to the sun, especially if you are going to be at the beach or by a pool. It is common knowledge now that getting sun burn can lead to an increased risk of skin cancer, so with that in mind a device called the Sunscreenr was created. The idea is to be able to make sure you have not missed spots applying sunscreen. According to the creators most people only apply about 25 to 50% of the sunscreen they should.
The Sunscreenr is a little rugged camera that detects sunscreens with a SPF of 15 or higher. The difference between this and a smart phone is that it uses a special lens and filter along with an algorithm and works with the UV light that a normal camera will not show.
For example, this photo shows the same shot, but with the Suncreenr to the left that depicts a stencil showing up from applying sunscreen over it and then a normal photo.
The device itself is built with the beach in mind, making it waterproof, dust/sand proof, compact, lightweight, and easy to use. It even has a video feature if you are alone so you can record 30 seconds and replay it for inspection. The gadget is said to start shipping this summer on their website (sunscreenr.com) and sells for $119.00.
I’m sure most of us have had an experience where either they, or someone else, completely missed a spot and they got burnt. The idea for Sunscreenr came from the founder’s experience with a family member and their struggle with skin cancer. They hope to eliminate inadequate sunscreen coverage and help you live a happy healthy life outside.