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Canadian Researcher Develop Low-Cost Handheld Cancer Probe to Detect Melanoma Early

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, affecting more than 130,000 people worldwide each year. Although this cancer is easily visible on the skin, it is hard to differentiate between harmless and harmful moles. Researchers at the University of British Columbia have now developed a simple and compact device that uses laser to can […]
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Wearable Color Changing Wristband Warns You When You’ve Been in the Sun Too Long

Researchers at RMIT University in Australia have invented a simple inklike product that could be used to make wearable sun sensors that tracks the level of dangerous ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure, potentially helping to prevent skin cancer. Related L’Oreal’s Batteryless UV Sense Fits On Your Fingernail Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in […]
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LogicInk’s Programmable Tattoo Tells You When You’d Had Enough Sun

Last year, LogicInk, a San Francisco, CA-based startup and a pioneer in programmable materials, announced its first product LogicInk UV, a wearable that resembles a temporary tattoo and monitors your UV exposure, signaling when it is time to get out of the sun in order to prevent skin damage. Related L’Oreal’s Batteryless UV Sense Fits […]
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Wearables Can Monitor Your UV Exposure, But How Effective Are They?

It is a well-known fact that UV exposure causes skin cancer. Skin Cancer Foundation reports that this menacing condition is on the rise. Can technology help prevent skin cancer? In the past few years, we’ve seen a wave of UV-detection wearables, apps, and stickers designed to alert users to dangerous levels of sun exposure entering […]
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Stay Safe in the Sun: Smart Wearables to Monitor UV Radiation

The energy radiated by the sun comes in a wide range of wavelengths, most of which are not visible to our eyes. Sunlight is the main source of ultraviolet (UV) rays. The Earth’s atmosphere prevents most of the Sun’s UV radiation from penetrating through the atmosphere. The small amount that gets through has both positive […]