Be prepared for the outdoors: SunVisor App

QUT researchers are partnering with SunVisor to provide personalised sun safe advice via an app.

The app pinpoints the users geographic location, whether they are at the beach or ‘in a built up’ environment, and whether they have fair or dark skin. These details can be used to determine sunburn risk and provide personalised advice on protecting their skin. Users receive tailored messages on the days forecast of the UV level to prepare for a hot day, reminders to take a break, and to wear sun protection.

The researchers are testing the SunVisor app during April 2018. Participants will be asked to use the app for a two week period and take part in an online survey after using the app.You can participate in this research if you are over 18 years old and own a smartphone.

Participants who complete the study enter a prize draw to win one of 6 x $100 Coles/Myer gift cards.

Please note that this study has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 1800000182).

To take part in the study, email Dr Elke Hacker skntec@qut.edu.au or phone 3138 9674.