sunZapp Fact Sheet
- U.S. skin cancer rates remain extremely high and continue to increase. Over 3 million new cases of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer are diagnosed annually.
- Although skin cancer is preventable, individuals often do not take the necessary steps to protect themselves from the harmful rays of the sun.
- Sun safety recommendations include wearing a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher, reapplication of sunscreen, wearing a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and sun protective clothing, and understanding the UV index.
- Unfortunately, many people, who do wear sunscreen regularly, often fail to apply it correctly and most forget to reapply; and, many people do not use the UV index as a tool for sun protection.
- SunZapp has been created with funding from the National Cancer Institute.
- sunZapp is the most comprehensive, carefully developed, scientifically sound, extensively tested, mobile application for sun protection. It is a GPS-enable app that helps users protect themselves and their families from harmful UV exposure.
- sunZapp can be used with iPhone and Android smart phones to make sun protection simple.
- Klein Buendel’s scientists, expert consultants and programmers developed the app’s customized algorithms based on the latest scientific information.
- The algorithms evaluate the users’ location, environmental conditions, skin type, clothing, sunscreen and shade use, and NOAA’s hour-by-hour forecast to provide real-time sun protection advice year round to provide sun safety recommendations.
- sunZapp users are:
- Alerted when UV levels and sunburn risks are high.
- Reminded to apply and reapply sunscreen and when to get out of the sun.
- Able to load multiple user profiles and activities for sun protection recommendations.
- sunZapp Pro:
- Allows you to run multiple users at the same time, making it easy to keep your friends and family safe.
- Each user can store up to 5 different profiles, which can be customized for your favorite outdoor activities.
- Includes a 5-day planner, allowing to you prepare for upcoming adventures!
- sunZapp Prowill be available in the iTunes and Google Play app stores:
- Lite version (free the user)
- Pro-version ($1.99)