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Validation and in vivo assessment of an innovative satellite-based solar UV dosimeter for a mobile app dedicated to skin health

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Abstract

We present an innovative satellite-based solar UV (ultraviolet) radiation dosimeter with a mobile app interface that has been validated by exploiting both ground-based measurements and an in vivo assessment of the erythemal effects on some volunteers having controlled exposure to solar radiation. The app with this satellite-based UV dosimeter also includes other related functionalities such as the provision of safe sun exposure time updated in real-time and end exposure visual/sound alert. Both validations showed that the system has a good accuracy and reliability needed for health-related applications. This app will be launched on the market by siHealth Ltd in May 2016 under the name of “HappySun” and is available for both Android and iOS devices (more info on http://www.happysun.co.uk). Extensive R&D activities are on-going for the further improvement of the satellite-based UV dosimeter's accuracy.

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The article was received on 29 Apr 2016, accepted on 23 Jul 2016 and first published on 25 Jul 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6PP00129G
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2016,15, 1170-1175

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    Validation and in vivo assessment of an innovative satellite-based solar UV dosimeter for a mobile app dedicated to skin health

    M. Morelli, A. Masini, E. Simeone and M. Khazova, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2016, 15, 1170
    DOI: 10.1039/C6PP00129G

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