UV sensor and app for blind people

UV sensor and app for blind people

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Medical tags

Clinical need
Prevention of pathology or disease
Mobile-based technology
Project keywords
Wearable sensor; UV exposure; smartphone; blind people
Device classification

Project description

Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun poses a health risk to the skin and eyes that can lead to premature aging and even cancer.

With this in mind, the idea is to design a prototype of a portable UV sensor integrated with an audio notification system based on a smartphone application for blind people.

Through an app notification system, it offers appropriate recommendations for skin care based on the ultraviolet index (UVI), exposure time and skin color.

This project is based on the paper described below, which we wish to develop and improve.

F. Puente-Mansilla, G. Boza-Quispe, G. Lapa-Velasquez, C. Matos-Avalos and J. Rosales-Huamani, "A wearable UV sensor and accessible smartphone application for blind people," 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics (ISCE), Sao Paulo, 2016, pp. 81-82.