Hot off the press from CES, L’Oréal have announced a new, connected UV Skin Patch and companion app called “La Roche-Posay My UV Patch”, and it’s powered by NFC for android, and by image recognition for iOS as the primacy connectivity point for the patch.
The patch itself is as thin as a fake tattoo, and last up to 5 days, all the while detecting and tracking how much UV you’re getting on your skin, and transmitting that to the app to visualise the data in real-time to showcase exactly how much the sun is effecting you.
The video above provides a walk through demo at CES of the My UV Patch and the companion visualisation app, both of which are still prototypes.
My UV Patch was developed by L’Oréal’s U.S.-based Technology Incubator, a business division dedicated entirely to technological innovation, alongside MC10, Inc., a leading stretchable electronics company using cutting-edge innovation to create the most intelligent, stretchable systems for biometric healthcare analytics. L’Oréal also worked with PCH who design engineered the sensor.