A team of students at MIT is working on a prototype wearable that asks one important question: Why heat or cool a building when you could heat or cool a person?
“The human body and human skin is not like a thermometer. If I put something cold directly on your body at a constant temperature, the body acclimates and no longer perceives it as cold.”
“The focus on our development thus far has been technical proof of concept. We’ve been thinking long and hard about the next best steps to pursue. One thing we’re really conscious about is the aesthetics of our device. It has to look good and it has to be comfortable.”
If it comes together, though, it would be a compelling sell – a wearable that offered personalized, dynamic climate control.