Colegio Salesiano Santo Ángel (Asturias)

Smart glasses that detect ultraviolet radiation, displaying information to the wearer on a small screen and changing colour.


What does the project consist of?
The project consists of glasses equipped with an ultraviolet (UV) radiation sensor, a screen that displays information on the UV radiation levels detected and a 3D design that includes a headband-type bracket for wearing. These goggles change colour (via RGB LEDs) in response to detected UV radiation levels, providing an instant visual indication of the risk of sun exposure. The main purpose of the project is to raise awareness of the harmful effects of UV radiation on the skin and to promote healthy sun protection habits. In addition, the project offers a practical and aesthetically appealing solution to monitor UV radiation in real time and take preventive measures to protect against the harmful effects of the sun.


What is the purpose of this project?
The main purpose of the project is to provide users with a practical and effective tool to monitor ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels and take appropriate measures to protect themselves from the risks associated with excessive sun exposure. By using glasses equipped with a UV radiation sensor and a screen that displays real-time information on radiation levels, the project aims to increase awareness and understanding of the harmful effects of the sun on the skin and encourage healthy sun protection habits. In addition, by changing colour depending on the levels of UV radiation detected, the glasses provide an instant visual indication of risk, allowing users to adjust their behaviour and take preventive measures, such as applying sunscreen, seeking shade or wearing protective clothing. In short, the aim of the project is to promote outdoor health and safety by providing users with a practical and visually effective tool to protect themselves from the harmful effects of UV radiation.


How does it work?
The project works as follows:

- Ultraviolet (UV) radiation sensor: The UV radiation sensor integrated in the glasses detects the levels of UV radiation present in the surrounding environment.

- Data processing: The information collected by the sensor is processed through a micro controller, such as Arduino, which is integrated into the design of the glasses.

- Data visualisation: The processed data is displayed on a small screen or LED display that is part of the glasses. This display provides real-time information on the UV radiation levels detected.

- Colour change: In addition to displaying information on the screen, the goggles are designed to change colour depending on UV radiation levels via an RGB LED strip installed inside the goggles.

- User interaction: Users can observe the changing colour of the glasses and refer to the information displayed on the screen to make informed decisions about sun protection, such as applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing or seeking shade.


What does it bring to the Maker Community?
This project brings several significant benefits to the maker community:

- Technological innovation: Integrates wearable technology with a health and safety purpose, offering a practical and creative solution to monitor ultraviolet radiation.

- Hands-on learning: Provides an opportunity for makers to acquire and develop skills in electronics, programming, 3D design and manufacturing of wearable devices.
- Health awareness: Promotes awareness of the risks of excessive sun exposure and the importance of taking preventive measures to protect the skin.

- Accessibility: By providing an affordable, open source solution, the project enables a wide range of people interested in wearable technology to participate and benefit.

- Customisation: It allows makers to adapt the design and functionalities of the project according to their individual needs and preferences, encouraging creativity and innovation.


Who has carried out the project?
Students of 4th ESO

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