Embr Wave: warm up or cool down when you need it most

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For those times you wished you could control the temperature, a new Kickstarter project has you covered. Founded by a team of MIT scientists, Embr Wave is a thermostat for your body. It allows you to warm up or cool down at the touch of a button.

Just like the crowdfunded AirCon Watch, Embr Wave taps into the body’s natural systems to keep you comfortable. It does this by changing the signal that the nervous system sends to the brain by generating short waves of temperature fluctuation.

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The gadget is very simple to use. Whenever you start feeling too warm or cold, you activate Embr Wave for an instant shot of thermal relief. For a warming sensation click the right (red side), for a cooling sensation click the left (blue side). The wearable will immediately send personalized waves as per your preferred temperature to make you feel more comfortable. There are 16 temperature intensity levels in total.

The feeling is similar to running cold or warm water on your inner wrist. The watch effects the sensitive area where pulse points and nerve endings are close to the skin. The company says the thermoelectric tile on the nickel-free anodized aluminum body recreates the chill of an ice cube on your skin in the summer or the warmth of your hands by the fireplace in the winter.

You’ll finally have control of the temperature you want to feel, immediately and at the press of a button. It just might come in useful next time you are powerlessly sitting in a crowded subway car or feeling the unbearable chill of the office or airplane air conditioner.


Price: $219 and up

Funding open: 

$470,501 total funds raised out of $100,000 goal
22 days to go

Estimated delivery: September 2018

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