“I’m dying of heat” or “it’s too cold here” are two of the phrases that are about to end the bracelet created by a team of researchers at MIT.
A team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a new product that promises to do away with the typical “I’m dying of heat” or “It’s too cold” phrases: Embr Wave .
This is a bracelet that works like a real body thermometer, in which you just have to press a button to regulate the body temperature instantly.
“It’s a product for people who are very hot or cold, offering a sense of thermal relief,” explains Embr Labs co-founder Sam Shames . “It warms or cools a point in the body and helps us improve comfort without changing the core temperature.”
In fact, this bracelet does not change how hot or cold the body is. Instead, it uses tricks so the body and brain perceive a slightly different temperature. Simply put, the accessory recreates the cool feeling of an ice cube sliding over the skin in the summer or the warmth of the hands in a winter fireplace.
The portable device sends a certain sensation through the super sensitive skin of the wrist. When these nerves feel a direct temperature adjustment, a signal is sent to the brain, so the magic happens.
Changing the temperature of a part of the body can have a strong impact on how the person feels overall. “This shows that there is a lot more about the temperature sensation, or the subjective temperature experience , of what people actually perceive,” says Shames.
The production of the bracelet was made through a crowdfunding campaign on the site Kick Starter , which achieved four times more than it was proposed initially.
According to the team responsible for this idea, the bracelet has a rechargeable battery, which lasts more than 25 sessions in a single charge. At this time, the product is already in pre-sale for $ 299, and deliveries begin in February 2018.