Over 50% of Americans experienced at least one sunburn last year...a total of over 160 million sunburns. So why do people continue to get sunburned even though most have experienced it? Research shows that 66% of sunburns are due to uncertainty or carelessness. That's where Lobsta comes into play. 

Lobsta is a modular, sleek, ergonomic and long-lasting sunglasses stem.  A built-in UV sensor activates a vibrator when the glasses have been exposed to a certain amount of UV light. This vibration nudges the person wearing the sunglasses to reapply sunscreen. It's size—slightly larger than the standard stem thickness—permits the user to be safe in the sun while staying stylish. Lobsta becomes a part of one's lifestyle rather than interfering with it. After all, nobody wants to be as red as a lobster!

 

LOBSTA

 

Problem Statement

 

 

"Create a pair of sunglasses that alert you of excessive UV

exposure preventing you from getting sunburned "

 

 

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PRODUCT PROCESS

 

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CONCEPT PROCESS

 

 

Existing Products

 

 

Target User

 

 

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Final Concept Comparison - APP vs Sunglasses

 

 

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WHATS NEXT?