About Dermidia

The motto of Dermidia is “Connect to better skin care”. Our main “connections” include the cloud-connected DSI Sense device that monitors external skin stressors such as the Dry Skin Index of indoor air, smartphone apps that connect you to the sensor data on external stressors, and a blog of helpful articles dealing with healthy skin.

Meet the Founder

David Layton (DW Layton), Ph.D.

Dave spent over 30 years working as an environmental scientist conducting research on topics ranging from indoor dust contaminants to the cancer risks of heterocyclic amines in cooked meats. His motivation for starting Dermidia (under Dermalapps, LLC) stemmed from his recognition that Internet-connected temperature and humidity sensors could be used to evaluate dermal exposures to dry indoor air and thus help people to prevent and manage skin dryness resulting from such exposures.

He hopes that the DSI Sense plus its companion smartphone apps will benefit individuals who are concerned about dry-skin care as well as skin cancers and photoaging resulting from UV sun exposures. In addition to his scientific work, he was a founding board member of a nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs to disabled individuals in Mexico.

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