Work continues on the development of a sensor for monitoring the Dry Skin Index (DSI). A previous blog described the initial design work on the sensor and now I’m happy to report that we have actually received 30 prototype printed circuit boards for testing. Don Wyman of Electronic Design Solutions designed the board’s circuitry, and he is now implementing the software that runs the sensor. Once the sensor units are operational, we’ll have beta testers use them in order to get feedback that will help us improve them.
In other news, I worked with Lexi Steele of Hearthfire Creative to come up with a name for the new sensor as well as an appropriate logo design. Based on that effort, we are announcing with this blog the official launch of the DSI SENSE (see photo below). Its primary purpose will be to help people easily monitor the drying stresses on skin due to changes in indoor humidity and temperature so that they can proactively implement the appropriate skin care solutions.