MIT-designed Embr Wave is a thermostat for your body
SCIENTISTS AT THE Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a wearable that can trick your body into believing it’s slightly warmer or cooler than it really is. The Embr Wave promises to act as a body thermostat, warming you up or cooling you down with a single press of a button.
The device tricks your brain with direct conductive heating or cooling on the skin. We could compare it to the sensation you get when you have a hot drink in the cold and you feel warmer.
“We were frustrated by always being too cold in a laboratory with too much air conditioning,” said Embr Wave’s David Cohen-Tanugi.
He added that the team have received hundreds of emails from people who are perpetually bothered by temperature when everybody else is comfortable.
The developers claim that when you activate a warming or cooling session, Embr Wave changes the temperature on your wrist, delivering waves of thermal relief for three to five minutes. They say this timeframe is usually long enough for people to stop thinking about the temperature.