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UV Wristband radiation monitor

UV Wristband radiation monitor
 

A Swedish company, established by the entrepreneur Claes Lindahl shall be soon distributing a disposable UV wristband that changes colour to indicate overexposure to harmful UV radiation. The technology was developed by professor Andrew Mills and Dr Michael McFarlane of the Strathclyde University department of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

It is commonly reffered to as  ‘UV Dosimeter technology’ and Mr Lindahl of Intellego technologies hopes to commercialize the product in Spring of 2013 and cost less than 15 cents each.

The disposable bands change from yellow to pink as the UV radiation increases, it operates through an acid-release agent which picks up ultraviolet light and a dye which responds to pH levels in the indicator. The bands can also be tailored to different skin types to reflect the difference tolerances levels that people have to the sun.

Mr Lindahl outlined recently ‘there is a substantial need out in the market for a functyional UV dosimeter and we look forward to contuinueing the process’

Prolonged exposure to UV radiation (the sun) can increase the risk of skin cancer, over 250,000 cases of malignant melanoma are reported annually throughout the world hence hopefully this smart device and assist to improve awareness. The UV Wristband shall provide a fashionable device that should significantly raise over-exposure awareness and therefore improve overall public health, it is an affordable  simple and easy to understand device.

 

For more information about the UV Wristband

Intellego Technologies

Ph. +44 0207 408 4720
W. www.intellego.co.uk

Strathclyde University

Ph. +44 141 552 4400
W. www.strath.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

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