With summer in full swing throughout Canada, tracking the UV index is more important than ever. Thankfully there’s an app for that–UV Canada. This app not only provides the weather report but also provides a friendly interface for tracking the UV index along with other tips on how to protect yourself from the sun.
Data is provided by Environment Canada and the app uses your location to get the weather. You can easily select any city and quickly see the weather forecast and UV index. It’s a nice looking app to boot!
UV Canada is a joint project from the Skin Research Training Center and BC Cancer agency to help raise awareness over the dangers of UV, how to prevent skin cancer, and helpful hints on how to enjoy the sun safely. The app is free, and is a helpful resource to shows everyone how to prepare themselves for the sun.
As per the VCHIR:
Maryam Sadeghi, Ph.D. candidate in medical imaging analysis and research scientist with the Skin Care Centre at VGH, and a team of SFU computer science students, have created an iPhone application – UV Canada – that will give users up-to-date UV index, weather forecast, and sun safety information. This interdisciplinary project is an example of translational health research at VGH, using technology to help Canadians prevent skin cancer.
Click here to download UV Canada, it’s free. Don’t forget to slather on that sunscreen!