Timothy Aungst, PharmD
Timothy Dy Aungst, PharmD, is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at MCPHS University. He graduated from Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Luke's University Hospital, and then a Clinical Geriatric Fellowship at MCPHS University. He is passionate about the rise of technology in health care and its application to pharmacy. He has published primarily on the role of mobile technology and mHealth, and made multiple national and international presentations on those topics. He blogs at TheDigitalApothecary.com, is a Co-Host of FurtureDose.tech a podcast part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network, and you can find him on Twitter @TDAungst.
The sensor is unusual in that it can detect sun exposure and will change colors depending on significance (like a mood ring), and can be paired to an app on a smartphone to get more detail. This includes tracking the amount of sunlight exposure in time, along with regional information, such as pollen or air quality collected from other resources. It will then give the user a score to quantify how much risk the user is at, based off an initial questionnaire, such as skin tones, and what I presume includes other health-related questions.
1. L’Oreal debuts first-ever stretchable electronic UV monitor at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show [news release]. L'Oreal; January 6, 2016. www.loreal.com/media/press-releases/2016/jan/loreal-debuts-first-ever-stretchable-electronic-uv-monitor.
2. L'Oreal's UV sensor sticks to your fingernail. The Verge. www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/1/7/16861722/loreal-uv-sensor-nail-sticker-nfc-announced-ces-2018.