Overexposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun causes significant damage to your skin, including accelerated skin aging, sunburns, and is the primary cause of skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the world. Preventing too much damaging sun exposure seems easy, but many struggle with implementing good sun protection behaviour. Sunscreen is one of the most effective tools to block UV radiation, but it is impossible to know when sunscreen has worn off, making it difficult to use properly.
Suncayr has developed SPOT, a smart wearable patch that changes colour to warn sunscreen users when their sunscreen is no longer protecting them. SPOT is simple: when SPOT is clear, the users skin is protected from UV, but when SPOT turns purple, the users sunscreen has worn off and their skin is now exposed. SPOT uses unique technology to mimic the user's skin, no matter what activity they do outside. SPOT's skin-mimicking technology provides personalized protection to the user.
We are passionate about solving this problem because it is something that affects everyone, every day. We know people want to improve their sun protection behaviour, and we are committed to make that as simple as possible. Improving sun protection behaviour can help reduce skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the world.
The JLABS global presence helped Suncayr make crucial connections to the Australian government and Australian academic institutions. This has allowed us to complete robust testing of SPOT's technology in the ideal environment.
Meet the team:
(Left to right) Andrew Martinko, CEO; Chad Sweeting, CTO Derek Jouppi, COO; Dr. Juri Mobus, Head of R&D