Eye Level wearable light sensing device
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Circadian Rhythms are the 24-hour internal biological clock of the human body. It controls the sleep-wake cycle and many other processes of the body. The circadian rhythm has been found to be light dependent and can shift based on light exposure. Shift workers, and others who work unconventional hours have been observed and found to exhibit disturbed circadian rhythms. This, in turn, has a domino effect on many of the body’s processes. The adverse health effects of shift work have made monitoring the light entering their eye essential. This paper presents the design and implementation of a prototype of a light measuring wearable system. The device is tested under various light conditions and was found to successfully record and store the data it gathers. The data collected can be used to study the negative effects of the RGB components of light on their health and help come up with viable solutions to this problem.