Spinali Design, based in France, is now selling a bikini that helps to prevent sunburn.
The connected bikini is equipped with a waterproof, removable UV sensor that monitors the time a user spends in the sun. To get started users input their skin type into an app available for IOS and Android. The smartphone application interacts with the sensor on the swimsuit. Throughout the day the sensor monitors the temperature and warns users when they have spent too much time under direct sunlight by sending an alert to their smart phone.
No model is currently available for men but a Valentine's day version sends a message to the user's partner so they can apply the sunscreen.
Spinali Design is working with CEA to try to miniaturize maximum UV sensor. The sensor clipped onto the garment and could be used with any shirt and a connected beach towel is also offered by the company.
Spinali Design is considering other applications. "I am thinking particularly of geolocation for children, so they do not go too far on the beach," said Marie Spinali, herself a mother of three.
Source and top image: Spinali Design
Learn more at the next leading event on the topic: Wearable Europe 2019 on 10 - 11 Apr 2019 at Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany hosted by IDTechEx.