Well, though it might be hard to believe that something as simple as a temporary tattoo could help decrease your risk of developing skin cancer, that's exactly what one company's high-tech product aims to achieve.
LogicInk's device—which you simply stick on a sun-exposed part of your body—can tell you just how much sun you're getting and exactly how close you are to reaching your daily limit. And unlike La Roche-Posay's sticker, which was unveiled in 2016, this one doesn't require an app: It simply uses a UV sensor that changes colors to let you monitor your intake based on your skin tone.
"By precluding electronics, we’re also precluding the need to have a bulky device on your skin or a higher cost or a steep learning curve." —Carlos Olguin, founder and CEO of LogicInk
"By precluding electronics, we’re also precluding the need to have a bulky device on your skin or a higher cost or a steep learning curve," Carlos Olguin, founder and CEO of LogicInk, told Fast Company. "We think that by taking this approach, we’re reaching out to a much wider demographic, not just geeks like me who like to have gadgets strapped to their bodies 24/7."
Right now the start-up is only in its beta-testing stage but plans to launch in time for people to stay safe in the sun next summer. Olguin says the yet-to-be-announced cost will be low enough to not prohibit use for the masses. And even if the product ends up being a tad pricey, it might be worth the added bonus of being able to trick your beach buds into thinking you got some cool ink, right?
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