Engineers from the University of California came up with an unusual way of dealing with winter cold and summer heat.
Scientists have created a portable gadget that depending on the situation, is able to heat or cool the human skin. Such a device can be embedded directly into clothing, and its use significantly reduces power consumption by minimizing the operation of air conditioners and heaters.
The device looks like a headband, which is attached to the shoulder of the person. It is manufactured with the use of thermoelectric alloys, which use electricity to create a temperature difference and Vice versa.
Unfortunately, the device will not be able to completely replace the air conditioner or heater
Structure. The battery charge and thermocouple – all components are flexible. The device is able to heat or cool the skin to a user-selected temperature.
According to Rencana Chan is lead developer, the gadget will not replace the heaters and air conditioners, but it significantly extends the temperature range within which the person feels comfortable.
Portable gadget can be sew in the clothes
At what temperatures the device works and how much it can handle on a single charge – is unknown.
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