Las Vegas – Two years after L’Oréal launched My UV Patch at CES, the beauty brand’s Technology Incubator has now developed a battery-free wearable sensor that monitors an individual’s UV exposure.
At less than 2mm thick and only 9mm wide, the UV Sense is designed to be worn on the thumbnail and can store three months of data. Using NFC technology, the data is transmitted to an accompanying smartphone app, which tracks UV exposure, measures specific activities and makes recommendations on when to take shade or apply sun protection.
The sensor was designed in partnership with Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject studio, which worked to create a wearable that wasn’t a distraction but integrated into the body. ‘We didn’t want you to think of it as a product, but rather as an ornament,’ says Béhar. ‘We want it to be something that you want to wear, that you don’t have to think about charging or where it is – it accompanies you throughout your day.’
For more on UV Sense and the future of connected beauty, look out for our forthcoming full interview with Yves Béhar and Guive Balooch, global vice-president of L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator. Stay in the know with more on-the-ground reporting from CES in the News section.