Validation of an innovative satellite-based UV dosimeter

Marco Morelli, Andrea Masini, Emilio Simeone, Marina Khazova

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We present an innovative satellite-based UV (ultraviolet) radiation dosimeter with a mobile app interface that has been validated by exploiting both ground-based measurements and an in-vivo assessment of the erythemal effects on some volunteers having a controlled exposure to solar radiation. Both validations showed that the satellite-based UV dosimeter has a good accuracy and reliability needed for health-related applications. The app with this satellite-based UV dosimeter also includes other related functionalities such as the provision of safe sun exposure time updated in real-time and end exposure visual/sound alert. This app will be launched on the global market by siHealth Ltd in May 2016 under the name of "HappySun" and available both for Android and for iOS devices (more info on Extensive R&D activities are on-going for further improvement of the satellite-based UV dosimeter's accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016
EditorsL. Ouwehand
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
ISBN (Electronic)9789292213053
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
EventLiving Planet Symposium 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 9 May 201613 May 2016

Publication series

NameEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
ISSN (Print)0379-6566


ConferenceLiving Planet Symposium 2016
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are grateful to: Public Health England (PHE) for the provision of ground-based UV dose data, ESA and EUMETSAT for the provision of satellite source data, the volunteers participating to the in-vivo assessment.


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