Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Tech News 29th June 2018 357

App Red Hot On Helping You To Avoid The Burn 

June has been a far better than average month for summer weather and id saying farewell in a blaze of sunshine.

Alongside, inevitably, come dire warnings about the effects of UV exposure from enjoying that, too rarely seen in the UK, yellow orb in the sky.

However, there is no need for us to spend time fretting about how strong the sun is and whether we have been casting shadows for too long. As with most things, there is an App to do that for us.

In fact there are several, but it might give extra peace of mind to turn in the direction of the one give some backing by Public Health England (PHE).

Two years ago, PHE collaborated with the App’s developers to test it using volunteers and presented the positive results at a Symposium in Prague.

The HappySun App is now available for Apple and Android devices and uses satellite technology to map not only a user’s location but also how strong the sun is.

It tracks, minute by minute, how long it comes out from behind the clouds there.

On first use, it asks the user a few questions to determine their skin type.

After that, all that is required is to fee in what factor sun cream is applied before going out in the sun.

It clocks up the sunshine minutes and sounds the alarm when it is time to cover up or find some shade.

Sunburn can not only spoil a holiday, it could leave trouble in store for the future. It may be worth letting HappySun flag up when recommended daily dose of UV exposure is exhausted.

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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