Design work begins on a device to help people monitor humidity and temperature stressors causing dry skin

We are happy to announce that work has begun on a sensor device that is specifically designed to track the drying stresses on skin caused by changes in relative humidity and temperature. As you probably know, you really can’t sense these drying stresses, and so it’s hard to optimize your skin care to avoid dry, flaky, and even itchy skin.

The new device employs a high accuracy humidity and temperature sensor to compute the Dry Skin Index (DSI), which we developed as an easy-to-use measure of drying stresses. Although a lot remains to be done, our initial design is based on a small form factor (powered by a coin-size battery and uses an LED display) so that it can easily be put in a purse or backpack or placed next to your moisturizing lotions at home.

The easy to view LED screen quickly gives you the current DSI as well as the trailing 3-day average value. No more dry-skin surprises that are caused by exposure to dry indoor air!

The new sensor device for monitoring drying stresses on skin includes a high accuracy humidity and temperature sensor, coin cell battery, microprocessor, LED display, and tactile switch in a compact design. 

The new sensor device for monitoring drying stresses on skin includes a high accuracy humidity and temperature sensor, coin cell battery, microprocessor, LED display, and tactile switch in a compact design. 

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