Poppy Topping, a recent Product Design and Technology graduate, is the brains behind ‘Sunny’, an innovative sun cream applicator and monitor that is designed to show you in real-time where you might have ‘missed a bit’.
Recognising the alarming statistics that 40-50% of total UV damage occurs before the age of 20, Poppy felt compelled to address the issue by creating a device that not only protects children but also provides them with a sense of ownership over their sun protection habits.
Poppy’s astronaut-themed product – designed as part of her final year project – comprises two applicators and a docking station.
The applicators are equipped with airless pumps that deliver a precise 2.5ml of sun cream per pump through integrated brushes, ensuring a mess-free application.
The inclusion of two applicators allows adults and children to apply the cream simultaneously so learning can be promoted through imitation.
The docking station features an integrated UV camera and a screen that provides a live feed.
The screen displays a black and white image, allowing assessment of the child's sun cream application, with darker areas on the screen indicating better coverage. Once full coverage is achieved, the screen magically transforms the child into an astronaut ready for adventure.