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The use of air conditioning today is so common that after it was invented it changed our habits , creating a standard in buildings, such as being a characteristic of office or housing buildings, becoming part of the façades or roofs .
Nowadays these are mostly used in developed countries, but if it were to be used in developing countries like Brazil and India as it is used in the U.S., our global energy consumption could rise dramatically due to these countries, because only between 15 and 2% of its population has access to a system of this type , versus an 87% in the U.S.
Speaking of energy, in the U.S. air conditioning alone accounts for 16.5% of the energy consumption of the country, similar to the energy spent of cars; which is why the need for designing new solutions that use less energy expenditure is so important.
What if each person could control their own biological thermostat and no need for heating or cooling equipment to reach a state of thermal comfort?
That’s what the MIT engineers are aiming, they are developing a new personal thermal conditioning system which uses a bracelet that emits thermal pulses to generate comfort through the nerves in the wrist .” The prototype provides pulses Wristify thermal waves to the user’s wrist , taking advantage of the nuances of human thermal perception to create a pleasant experience to be able to influence the thermal perception “
, in other words use the capacity of human beings to feel comfortable in different degrees by thermal sensors and thermal pulsations on our wrist .
This device is similar to a wristwatch uses lithium batteries which through an algorithmically controlled load can provide thermal comfort throughout the day with one charge.
Currently this device is in the process of design together with some design and development companies , for which it is estimated that will be ready in about 2 years so we will have to wait some more time to see it in the streets.