Washington, Oct 28: A group of MIT students have developed a bracelet that is capable of keeping tabs on air and skin temperature and allows the user to control their body temperature.
The team design, Wristify, won them 10,000 dollars and the first prize in MIT’s Making and Designing Materials Engineering Competition (MADMEC).
Wristify team member Sam Shames told Mashable that they found that right now, 16.5 percent of total U.S. energy use comes from heating and cooling buildings and houses.
Shames said that they want to lower that number while helping people be more comfortable. This idea is captured nicely in the question: Why heat or cool an entire house or building when you could heat or cool a person directly instead?
Shames asserted that the bracelet can be toggled from heating to cooling mode with a switch while the pulse is controlled by the bracelet’s software. (ANI)