Want to avoid sunburn this summer? This NF alum venture's AI-powered sun-tracker can help

May 14, 2018

Not much bigger than a bottle cap, the device NF alum, Neda Ghazi holds in her hand could have a significant impact on Canadians’ health. 

It’s an ultraviolet light tracker, called the QSun, that clips to a T-shirt or sports bra and alerts the user when they’re about to get a sunburn – a leading cause of skin cancer. 

Ghazi and her co-founder – and husband – Ali Monam developed the $99 device through their University of Toronto startup Comfable and recently raised nearly $50,000 through a Kickstarter campaign to fund its production.

“In Canada, one in seven Canadians develop skin cancer during their lifetime – mostly because of overexposure to sunlight,” Ghazi says.

“But it’s something we can avoid easily."

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