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 http://www.happysun.co.uk). Extensive R&D activities are on-going for further improvement of the satellite-based UV dosimeter's accuracy.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016|
|Publisher||European Space Agency|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2016|
|Event||Living Planet Symposium 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic|
Duration: 9 May 2016 → 13 May 2016
|Name||European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP|
|Conference||Living Planet Symposium 2016|
|Period||9/05/16 → 13/05/16|
Bibliographical noteFunding 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.