MIT students develop wearable cooling device that could make air conditioning obsoleteSubmitted by Bob-45 on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 05:15
By Drew PrindlePublished November 03, 2013Digital Trends
We come across quite a lot of cool technology, but it’s not every day that we find something that can literally cool you down.
Developed by four engineering students at MIT, Wristify is a prototype wearable device that leverages the physical phenomenon known as the Peltier effect to reduce your body temperature.
The Peltier effect, named for French physicist Jean Charles Athanase Peltier who discovered it in 1834, describes the phenomenon of heating or cooling caused by an electric current flowing across the junction of two different conductors. As the current moves from one conductor to another, the transfer of energy causes one side to heat up and the other to cool down.