Promoting UV exposure awareness with persuasive, wearable technologies

M. Sazzad Hussain, Liam Cripwell, Shlomo Berkovsky, Jill Freyne

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Health Innovation for Consumers, Clinicians, Connectivity and Community
Subtitle of host publicationSelected Papers from the 24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2016)
EditorsAndrew Georgiou, Louise K. Schaper, Sue Whetton
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996668
ISBN (Print)9781614996651
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 25 Jul 201627 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016

Bibliographical note

Copyright the Author(s) and IOS Press 2016. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


  • UV exposure
  • wearables
  • persuasive technology
  • mHealth
  • HCI


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