SunD: Innovative app for children's vitamin D
SunD: Innovative app for children's vitamin D

 

About creating SunD App

Being careful parents we usually face the problem of determining the accurate quantity of the vitamins necessary for children`s healthy growth. One of the most important problems is to ensure the optimal daily value of sun-generated vitamin D. There are a huge number of sources and scientific researches for sun-generated vitamin D, but there is no a simple and easy tool to use. We had a task to create an innovative tool for parents through mobile application for easily solving the problem of the sun-generated vitamin D exact Daily Value for children.

At this moment "SunD" is the first innovative App in the world which scans solar UV index by mobile device camera and allows parents to manage their children`s vitamin D Daily Value receiving from the sun.

The "SunD" App is very easy and comfortable for parents, without using any additional accessories such as UV index meters or other special gadgets.

For measuring the sun UV intensity by a mobile device we use only the mobile device camera which optics are cutting the needed wavelength of UV to be measured. The task was successfully completed by a scientific approach: used Earth off-line clear sky UV index database (Data courtesy of the O3M SAF project of the EUMETSAT; source: O3M SAF for Atmospheric Composition and UV Radiation http://o3msaf.fmi.fi/products/ouv.html) and mobile device shooting sun picture by analyzing it through Probability Density Distribution and Interpolation principle algorithm. The received results are compared with laboratory values, which accuracy class is higher than the results of existing scientific articles related with UVI optimal doses. At the same time, our team of scientists is going to publish a scientific article related to the solved task in the “World of Science” magazine of National Academy of Sciences of RA. Vitamin D Daily Value calculations are mainly based on the scientific researches of UV Radiation.

It’s easy to use

You need to complete 5 simple steps to create your child’s profile.

  • Child's name
  • Child's gender
  • Child's date of birth
  • Child's weight
  • Child's skin type (by swiping your finger on the screen and similizing the screen color with the child's skin. The app automatically will choose the skin type)

Then on a daily basis the following steps must be applied.

  •  Choose Child from the Children's list.
  •  Click on “Start the Calculation” button on the screen.
  •  Select the appropriate clothing.
  • In case of using a sun protection cream, select the appropriate SPF.
  • Shoot the sun, accurately (by putting the sun in the center of the screen)
  • Click the “Begin Procedure” button.

Main Advantages Are:

  1. It doesn't need any other device. All in one and always with you.
  2. Fully works in offline mode. All the steps and outputs are got without connecting to internet.
  3. Due to the scientific researches accurate results are guaranteed.
  4. With the “sun finder” tool the application may also work in cloudy weather.
  5. Simple and user-friendly interface makes the app easy to use.
  6. The first such app in the world.
  7. We are in a shortlist of  World Summit Awards  mobile 16.

Enjoy the life with your child while getting vitamin D.

SunD is not just an app. It's already a culture to merging together children all over the world. We did our best to make the procedure of receiving vitamin D happier and more interesting "ritual".There are a number of gifts for it.

Your support is very important for us, for children, for vitamin D.

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