With new TechXtreme sunglasses from GMI Medical Instrumentation you have an excuse to look cool.
These sunglasses have an advanced sensor patch built into the nosepiece which monitors the wearer’s brain-temperature level, and the results are streamed wirelessly to a numerical display on a sports watch. The watch has two alarms that alert a wearer if his or her body temperature reaches extreme levels:
“We’ve created a product that won’t be just another fashion accessory, but will hopefully save some lives, too,” said Roger Titone, assistant director of research and development at GMI Medical. “That’s an awesome possibility.”
The shades take advantage of Yale University researcher Marc Abreu’s discoveries about an area of the brain he calls the “brain temperature tunnel.” It connects the thermal storage area of the brain to a small patch of skin in the corner of each eye, adjacent to the nose.
The brain temperature tunnel provides a direct and undisturbed source of thermal conduction from the brain to the surface of the skin, according to Abreu’s research, and is the only area in the human body where the skin is free of fat. These characteristics allow the sensor patch of the glasses to supply noninvasive measurement of core body temperature.
The same technology that drives the TechXtreme glasses has proven to be so reliable that it has been used to monitor body temperature in patients during surgery. “It’s been used very successfully in investigational research at Yale,” Titone said, in reference to Abreu’s continuing quest to expand upon medical uses for his discovery.
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