Researchers at MIT have come up with something incredible, a bracelet that regulates your body temperature. Literally meaning that this wristband replaces your AC, your heating system and even your jacket.
Wristify, as they call their device, is a thermoelectric bracelet that regulates the temperature of the person wearing it by subjecting their skin to alternating pulses of hot or cold, depending on what’s needed. The prototype recently won first place at this year’s MADMEC, an annual competition put on by the school’s Materials Science and Engineering program, netting the group a $10,000 prize, which they’ll use to continue its development. It’s a promising start to a clever approach that could help alleviate the energy crisis.
Kind of like a mood ring this iphone back cover changes color depending on the temperature. This self-adhesive laser cut backing will change colors in the range 90 to 95 degrees F – or just below body temperature. At only .005″ thick, it’ll fit nicely under any bumper you put on your phone too.
Watch as the backing changes color with heat from your hands, pocket, or anywhere else you might put it. It will even change colors to reveal outlines of it’s inner components while playing music, surfing, or while on a phone call!
Here’s a video of it in action! (more…)