Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, Sunsprite is a clip-on sensor that detects if wearers are getting enough sunlight.
Wearable tech has for the most part been focused on fitness tracking, but that’s not the only way we can keep our bodies and minds healthy. Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, Sunsprite is a clip-on sensor that detects if wearers are getting enough sunlight.
The small device is based on scientific evidence that exposure to light can improve mood, energy and focus, while also helping to regulate the body’s sleep cycle. Featuring a sensor that tracks both visible and UV light levels, Sunsprite connects to users’ iPhones via Bluetooth and provides data about the amount of light they’re getting. Wearers can track their daily intake and receive notifications if they should get out of the house for a break. They can also set personalized goals and track their progress over time. The device features ten LEDs that show how much sunlight the wearer has been exposed to so far in the day, and it is also solar-powered, so it never needs to be charged. The video below explains a bit more about the device:
Backers can get their hands on a Sunsprite for USD 99 if they pledge before 4 April. Sunsprite doesn’t go as far as actually providing therapeutic light, which other innovations — such as the Re-Timer headset that tops up wearers’ light intake to combat jetlag and tiredness — have managed, but could the two eventually become merged to ensure users don’t have to worry about their exposure to mood-improving light?