New device could give early warning of sunburn

August 07, 2018 07:09 PM

It could someday be a really important tool in the fight against skin cancer. Researchers at Northwestern University say they have a device that could warn you when you're getting sunburned.

The wearable device is feather light, waterproof, battery free, wafer-thin -- and is about the size of a Tic-Tac.

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Users can affix the sensor to a fingernail, clothing, even sunglasses. 

Users will see an hourglass graphic to count down the minutes before a possible sunburn. 

Cosmetics company L’Oréal has jumped on board to make the product widely available.


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