Whether we feel warm or cold is really dependent on how the brain interprets numerous signals it receives from the body. Temporarily fooling the brain to perceive warmth on cold days and coolness on hot days is the work of Embr, a company formed by researchers from MIT.
Embr developed a device that is worn on the wrist that uses the Peltier effect to heat or cool the skin below it. The Embr Wave device can quickly change one’s perception of the surrounding temperature and potentially make it easier to spend more time outdoors.
We got a chance to learn more about the device and to try it out at CES 2019:
Product page: Embr Wave…