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SundikatorBy Sundikator
First created
SundikatorBy Sundikator
First created
$1,956
pledged of 20.000 $pledged of 20.000 $ goal
39
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 7 2015

About

Stop sunburns before they happen with Sundikator, the small patch that changes color when you need more sunscreen.

  • This comfortable patch is safe for all skin types and flexible enough that you won't even feel it while you and your family enjoy the sun.  
  • It's easy to use- just press onto the skin, remove the backing, apply sunscreen all over, including the patch, and go outside!
  • When it's time to reapply your sunscreen, the Sundikator patch will change colors to let you know. The new layer of sunscreen will make the Sundikator patch clear- it's reusable the whole time you're outside.
Sudikator in opened package
Sudikator in opened package

How to Use Sundikator?

  • Before going outdoor, peel off Sundikator from backing paper 
  • Gently attach Sundikator to your exposed skin then remove the frame
  • Apply sunscreen all over, including Sundikator
  • Have fun in the sun, Sundikator changes color when you need to replenish your sunscreen
  • Reapply sunscreen and Sundikator turns invisible. It doesn't re-surface until it’s time to reapply sunscreen.

The Sundikator patch takes the guesswork out of sunscreen- it's ideal for children, who can easily forgot when it's time to stop for another layer, for athletes who spend time at the beach, on the boat, or on the links, or for anyone who wants to make sure they have constant UV protection. It also has applications for people with UV sensitivity caused by illness or medication, or have a family history of skin disease.  

The sun's harsh UV rays can be blocked by good-quality sunscreen, but it's tricky to know when it's time to reapply. Sweat, water, sand, clothing- all these things can wear down sunscreen's power to protect. When you're having fun in the sun, how do you know when to reapply? Studies suggest every two hours is ideal, but throw in all sorts of other factors and that window isn't accurate enough to ensure that your skin is safe. Studies have also shown that nearly 90% of skin's visible aging is caused by UV rays. The Sundikator patch is for anybody who will be exposed to the sun for long periods of time, whether it's outside at a baseball game, at the pool or the beach, or a day of yardwork. Everyone can benefit from the extra protection.  

We also want the Sundikator patch to be accessible and affordable. Right now, we expect the price to be lower than some alternative solutions on the market. The alternatives are single-use only and about $1 per product. We're looking at the same price per unit, but Sundikator can function for more than a week (great for camping and boating trips) as long as it remains on the skin.  

Aiden is wearing an early prototype and ready for outdoor activities
Aiden is wearing an early prototype and ready for outdoor activities
We know for a fact the Sundikator patch is great for kids! It was developed when Qian noticed that his two year-old son Aiden often came in from his outdoor activities with sunburns, rashes, and irritation. Though Aiden's daycare teachers applied sunscreen, with all those children to look after it was hard for them to tell when Aiden needed more! That's when Qian, an innovator with an eye for skincare safety, came up with the Sundikator patch. Aiden's skin is feeling much better now, thanks to Sundikator's reminders for new sunscreen!

Here is a video shows you the early proof-of-concept test!

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The Science of the Sundikator
As important as it is to protect your skin from sun damage, it was surprising for us to realize that we were some of the first to take sun protection to the next level. Skin protection through topical application has not changed for decades, so much so that a running joke about the latest method is to grow a Justin Bieber haircut to protect your face from UV rays!

The beauty of the Sundikator is that it offers critical information about sunscreen on your skin to avoid accumulative and irreplaceable UV damage. It’s a small, hidden, comfortable little patch that has a medical-grade adhesive base layer that gently attaches to the most sensitive skin. On each patch is a little ink stamp that doesn’t surface until it’s time to reapply sunscreen.

Here’s the breakdown: the ink molecules absorb energy from sunlight and transform into an active state that produces color when the UV rays are strongest. Once there is no sun exposure, the ink goes back to its normal color. The ink is protected by layers of micro-cells that make it both durable and waterproof so it maintains sensitivity in many different environments. What’s more, the proprietary ink is only activated by sunlight so it stays colorless when you’re indoors.

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We have lined up ink manufacturers, material suppliers and specialty printing companies who are ready to scale up our Sudikator product. Please back Sudikator on Kickstarter and help Qian bring this revolutionary idea to life.
Sundikator Plan
Sundikator Plan

 Sundikator Team

 How will we spend the money?

Financial to date
Financial to date

If we get additional funding, we will spend money to make Sundikator better, smarter and more accessible to everyone. Here is a list of things we want to do with additional funding.

  • Formulate new shade/color
  • Complete Sundikator product line
  • Hire professional management team
  • Expand Sundikator to global market
  • Develop products based on Sundikator's technology to address the problem in adjacent market

Risks and challenges

1. Finalize our images on the Sundikator.

As you can see from the video, Sundikator is at its prototype phase, and the images are still generic. We want to put the best imagines and designs on the Sundikator, so everyone can enjoy using it. Thus, delay in determining the imagines can impact the final delivery schedule.

2. Scale-up in printing process.

We contracted with one of our local printing companies for manufacturing the prototypes. In order to fulfill a larger amount of the orders, we have to develop a way to print larger amount of films in a reasonable time. Since the substrate has a unique surface, it could be challenging to scale-up the printing process.

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    THANK YOU!

    You will have Sudikator’s gratitude! You’ll get special thanks on our website, and backer-only emails that give you a behind-the-scenes look at the next Sudikator product!

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    SINGLE PACKAGE OF Sundikator!

    You will be listed on Sundikator’s website as a Founding Backer! Receive one single package of 6 Sundikators. We will also write you a THANK YOU letter with our special color changing ink!
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    TWO PACKAGES OF Sudikator!

    You will be listed on Sudikator’s website as a Founding Backer! Receive 12 Sudikators in two packages with RED and BLUE color, respectively. We will also write you a THANK YOU letter with our special color changing ink!
    - TWO PACKAGES OF Sudikator (one RED package, one BLUE package)
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    FULL COLLECTION OF Sudikator!

    You will be listed on Sudikator’s website as a Founding Backer! Receive a full collection 18 Sudikators with different images and colors in three packages. We will also write you a THANK YOU letter with our special color changing ink!
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    ALL COLORFUL BUNDLE FROM Sundikator!

    You will be listed on Sundikator’s website as a Founding Backer! Receive a full collection 18 Sundikators with different images and colors in three packages. We will throw in a tshirt with our color changing ink into this bundle. So you can be much more COLORFUL in the sunlight. We will also write you a THANK YOU letter can be only read under the sunlight!
    - FULL COLLECTION OF Sundikator in 3 packages
    - T-SHIRT WITH COLOR CHANGING LOGO
    - THANK YOU letter can be only read under the sunlight

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    NAME YOUR OWN COLOR!

    Can you imagine create your own shade of sunlight color changing ink and Sundikator will print with the color that you create? You will be also listed on Sundikator’s website as a Founding Backer! Receive a full collection 18 Sundikators with different images and colors in three packages and a tshirt with our color changing ink. We will also write you a THANK YOU letter can be only read under the sunlight!
    - NAME YOUR OWN COLOR AND Sundikator WILL PRINT WITH IT
    - FULL COLLECTION OF Sundikator in 3 packages
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    DESIGN YOUR Sundikator!

    Ever wanted a sunlight color changing Sundikator to have your signature image or your logo? Back us here and we will print your DESIGN on the next Sundikator. You will be also listed on Sundikator’s website as a Founding Backer! Receive a full collection 18 Sundikators with different images and colors in three packages and a tshirt with our color changing ink. We will also write you a THANK YOU letter can be only read under the sunlight!
    - DESIGN YOUR Sundikator AND WE WILL PRINT AND DISTRIBUTE YOUR Sundikator
    - FULL COLLECTION OF Sundikator in 3 packages
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Funding period

- (40 days)