New Watches Can Warn People When They Are Getting Sunburn

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (CBSDC) – Earlier this month, London hosted the Wearable Tech Show where many new watches were on display.

Two watches that were on display can warn you when you are getting sunburn.

The SunFriend — based out of College Park, Md. — is a monitor people wear around their wrist that uses sensors to measure their UVA and UAB exposure from the sun.

It was developed from technology based off of NASA UV monitoring, and will alert people when they are nearing their limit of UV rays.

Another device is the SunSprite, which was developed by two Harvard PhD graduates.

The SunSprite is a meter that measures bright light exposure. It can be used to monitor seasonal affective disorder, which is a condition that can cause depression and other negative effects when a person does not get enough bright light exposure through their eyes.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five people will get skin cancer.

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