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Demo: A Sunny Wearable For The Winter

GoodLux technology has developed a wearable, targeting those of us not getting enough sunlight. The goal is to increase Vitamin D consumption and combat seasonal affective disorders.

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The wearables market is inundated with bracelet and keychains promising to track steps, calories and even sleep patterns -- but what about sunlight exposure?

During the long winter months, many us of do not get the recommended sun exposure on a daily, or even weekly, basis. According to GoodLux Technology, lack of sunlight contributes to harmful conditions, including a Vitamin D deficiency and seasonal depression/seasonal affective disorder.

Cambridge, Mass.-based GoodLux Technology has developed SunSprite, a wearable clip designed by doctors to track sunlight exposure. Users can get instant feedback on their sun exposure via SunSprite's LED display, as well as deeper analysis from the mobile app (compatible with iPhone models 4 and later).

One nice, little feature about the clip is that it does not require any batteries or electric charging. It runs on sunlight, and never needs to be plugged into any outlet. The mobile app offers users personalized coaching, and also sets goals and allows users to track trends.

PUBLISHED DEC. 8, 2014

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