1 in five Americans, 1 in seven Canadians and 2 in three Australians are developing skin cancer in their lives, mostly because of overexposure to the sun. QSun was created as a new tool in sun safety.
QSun (formerly QTemp) keeps you safe in the sun while maintaining healthy vitamin D levels. QSun measures the UV index of your exact location. The QSun companion app provides personalized sun safety tips.
QSun was launched in November 2016 after a successful Kickstarter campaign that surpassed our goal by 25% and sold out the first generation of QSun devices before shipping had started. Since then, the QSun app has become one of the top 10 most searched “Sun Safety” & “Sunscreen” apps on the App Store and Google Play with new downloads increasing daily. We are currently hard at work developing a second generation device that is expected to be available in 2017.
An Urban Bioclimatic Analysis Tool
OTC Model is a simulation software for analyzing urban climate. It estimates thermal comfort in urban areas based on the dynamic regime within a short-term and long-term cycle. The model calculates solar flex, mean radiant, surface temperature, and thermal comfort index. The main users of Model are climatology researchers, urban designers, architects, and landscape architects. It helps researchers and designers analyze the effect that urban design (e.g. sky view factor, materials, vegetation) has on thermal comfort, and helps them to simulate the microclimate in urban open space.
OTC Model simulation provides recommendations for improving thermal comfort and energy efficiency in urban open space, including form, orientation, height of building, layout of open space, and landscape layout.
An Accurate “Feels Like” Temperature
You may have noticed that the “feels like” temperatures broadcasted on the news are not quite accurate. These temperatures are calculated based on limited environmental factors, and many of these factors are based on the weather data from airports. As a result, these temperatures do not reflect real weather conditions in urban areas. The AccuFeel index is an accurate “feels like” temperature that summarizes numerous factors that are not considered by news stations, including atmospheric parameters, urban elements, and personal factors.