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Inventions 2018, 3(2), 26; https://doi.org/10.3390/inventions3020026

Personalized UV Radiation Risk Monitoring Using Wearable Devices and Fuzzy Modeling

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Q Base R&D, Science & Technology Park of Epirus, University of Ioannina Campus, GR45110 Ioannina, Greece
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Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Ioannina, GR45110 Ioannina, Greece
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Department of Computer Engineering, School of Applied Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Kostakioi, GR47100 Arta, Greece
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Department of Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, GR50100 Kozani, Greece
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Received: 26 March 2018 / Revised: 17 April 2018 / Accepted: 18 April 2018 / Published: 20 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Frontiers in Wearable Devices)
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This paper presents a solution for monitoring of solar ultraviolet (UV) exposure and alerting about risks in real time. The novel system provides smart personalized indications for solar radiation protection. The system consists of a sensing device and a mobile application. The sensing device monitors solar radiation in real time and transmits the values wirelessly to a smart device, in which the mobile application is installed. Then, the mobile application processes the values from the sensory apparatus, based on a fuzzy expert system (FES) created from personal information (hair and eye color, tanning and burning frequency), which are entered by the user answering a short questionnaire. The FES provides an estimation of the recommended time of safe exposure in direct sunlight. The proposed system is designed to be portable (a wearable sensing device and smartphone) and low cost, while supporting multiple users. View Full-Text
Keywords: UV radiation; UV sunlight; personalized healthcare; fuzzy expert system; monitoring systems UV radiation; UV sunlight; personalized healthcare; fuzzy expert system; monitoring systems
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Tsantarliotis, P.; Tsipouras, M.G.; Giannakeas, N. Personalized UV Radiation Risk Monitoring Using Wearable Devices and Fuzzy Modeling. Inventions 2018, 3, 26.

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