The first of ICFO's devices on display will allow customers to monitor their level of exposure to sunlight through a UV sensor.
Designed as a flexible, transparent and disposable patch, it connects to a mobile device and alerts the user once he or she has reached a defined threshold of sun exposure.
Using the same core technology as the UV patch, ICFO's fitness band is being developed to measure heart rate, hydration, oxygen saturation, breathing rate and temperature, while monitoring the user when he or she is exercising, for example.
A person is trekking in the remote amazon jungle with limited access to water.
By measuring the skin hydration of their body with ICFO's fitness band, the user can optimize water intake, preventing any sort of dehydration.
Using the band, the hiker could monitor these levels and emit a warning if oxygen saturation in the blood decreases drastically below a certain level.