La Roche-Posay unveils a new kid-friendly version of My UV Patch


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  • Thursday, 22 Jun 2017

Like most wearable tech, the patch also links up to an app for a more detailed analysis.

After unveiling My UV Patch last year, the first-ever stretchable skin sensor, La Roche-Posay has now added new features to the wearable sensor to make it more kid-friendly for family vacations. 

The one-of-a-kind patch has been designed to help consumers monitor their UV exposure and reduce the frequency of sun burns.

Measuring just one square inch in area and half the thickness of an average strand of hair, the transparent adhesive is lightweight, stretchable, and flexible, and simply needs applying any area of skin that consumers want to monitor. Photosensitive dyes in the patch then change colours when exposed to UV rays, to show the level of sun exposure.

Like most wearable tech, the patch also links up to an app for a more detailed analysis. Take a picture of the patch, upload it to the app, and not only will it also feedback on UV levels but it will also offer tips like such as when you need to re-apply some sun screen.

It also stays on the skin for about five days according to reports, is water resistant for splashing around in the pool, and is suitable for kids' sensitive skin.

However, to make it more appealing for kids to actually use it, La Roche Posay have revealed a new updated version which hopes to engage children with a new game in the My UV Patch app.

The game will feature two cartoon characters for kids to play with, with the character's receiving points to unlock prizes each time children scan the wearable to check that they are sun safe.

In addition, the app also allows you to track the UV levels of multiple people, meaning parents can now keep track of the whole family for a safer summer holiday.

The new My UV Patch is available now from the La Roche-Posay website, with free patches available on select Anthelios Sunscreen purchases.

You can also find out more with La Roche Posay's My UV Patch video on YouTube. — AFP Relaxnews

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