Oliver Lee

Oliver Lee

Product Design BSc

Ombra

Sun cream application indicator

Many people are unaware of their exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and when to apply/reapply sun cream. This can result in too much application which can prevent vitamin D production or too little application where cases of sunburn occur. Ombra is a bracelet that indicates when to reapply sun cream via a colour change. The bracelet beads utilise photochromic material which changes colour when exposed to UV light. Throughout the day, beads change colour at different rates, with each full colour change indicating a time to reapply sun cream. The indications aim to provide the wearer with a healthy amount of sun exposure whilst still keeping them protected from a harmful amount. The beads' surface has been designed to expose maximum surface area to sunlight when worn on a wrist. Ombra is a comfortable, smart and stylish bracelet that fits seamlessly into a healthy lifestyle.