Another tracking device thought still in its prototype state is the My Skin Track pH also developed with La Roche-Posay, measure personal skin pH levels to create customizable product regimes for the skin using the same mechanics as the My Skin Track UV. The product was honored with a CES 2019 Innovation Award coming in first place in the Wearable Technology Products category. The sensor follows a two-step process for the reading where the wearer places the sensor on their inner arm for 5-15 minutes until the two dots turn colour. Wearers can open their My Skin Track pH app to photograph the sensor which will read and assess then recommend products suited for the individual. My Skin Track pH was created in partnership with Epicore Biosystems, the industry leader in microfluidic platforms and soft wearable sensors.
My Skin Track pH
"pH is a leading indicator of skin health," says Professor Thomas Luger, Head of the Department of Dermatology, University of Münster, Germany. "It is something my patients ask about, but until now it has been very challenging to measure skin pH outside of a clinical setting. This tool has the potential to inspire consumers to adopt healthier skincare habits and empower medical professionals with an entirely new way to recommend skincare regimens."
Within the next decades, these devices will hopefully open a new route to suggesting not only a healthier lifestyle but will allow us to be aware of our environment allowing us to make better decisions when choosing products.