Real smart: Protective clothing with built-in A/C

Monday, May 14, 2012 - 12:30 in Physics & Chemistry

In order to test a new 'smart' protective vest, an experimenter wearing one jogged several kilometers on a treadmill in a climate-controlled chamber. During the jog he lost 544 grams in weight through sweating –  but thanks to the vest‘s integrated cooling system this was still 191 grams less than if he had been wearing a conventional garment.

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