Photos of the Day: Keeping Your Cool

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:00am
Franklin Hobbs, MIT News Office

Four MIT engineering students developed a thermoelectric bracelet that monitors air and skin temperature, and sends tailored pulses of hot or cold waveforms to the wrist to help maintain thermal comfort. For this invention, the team, called Wristify, took home the $10,000 first prize at this year’s Making And Designing Materials Engineering Competition (MADMEC), held Tuesday afternoon.

Taking second place was GeckoLight, a team of four engineering students who developed inexpensive, small LED lights—powered by solar-powered, rechargeable batteries—that can stick to any surface, including skin.

Click here to read the complete story of the MADMEC event.


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