In 2014, a video produced by Mr. Thomas Leveritt of New York called How the Sun Sees You stimulated a great deal of worldwide interest in UV skin imaging. That year, Oculus Photonics introduced the UVSIS™, a “UV Mirror” that allows skin care professionals to assess sun damage of facial skin and to help clients practice proper application of sunscreen. The UVSIS, or Ultraviolet Skin Imaging System enables people to visualize themselves with UV light, which makes hyperpigmentation sun damage very apparent, and makes sunscreen look like black paint! The system consists of a UV camera module, a video monitor, and a pair of UV LED lamps to provide uniform lighting of the user’s face.
In February of 2017, Oculus Photonics released an updated version of this product, the UVSIS HD™. A high-definition (1080p) UV camera is coupled with a 21 inch HD monitor and a pair of UV illuminators. The system has four times the resolution of the original UVSIS. Here is a picture of the system, followed by stills showing sunscreen being applied to a face as captured from the HD ultraviolet video stream: