Current methods to promote awareness of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation have focussed on delivering population level information and some location-based reporting of UV Index (UVI). However, diseases related to excessive (e.g. sunburn, skin cancer) or insufficient (e.g. vitamin D deficiency) exposure to sunlight still remain a global burden. The emergence of wearable sensors and the application of persuasive technology in health domains raise the possibility for technology to influence awareness of sufficient sun intake for vitamin D production, as well as preventing risk of skin damage. This paper presents a personalised solution to promote healthy, safe sun exposure using wearable devices and persuasive techniques.
|Title of host publication||Digital Health Innovation for Consumers, Clinicians, Connectivity and Community |
|Subtitle of host publication||Selected Papers from the 24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2016)|
|Editors||Andrew Georgiou, Louise K. Schaper, Sue Whetton|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016 - Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 25 Jul 2016 → 27 Jul 2016
|Name||Studies in Health Technology and Informatics|
|Other||24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016|
|Period||25/07/16 → 27/07/16|
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- UV exposure
- persuasive technology