Summer is starting to heat up in Indiana.Â It can be hot and it can be humid.Â Now as far as weather goes, Indiana is not a bad place to live.Â We get all 4 seasons, and the summers are bearable and the winters don’t usually slow anyone down.Â But what if we could harness technology to help us control our environment as we are out and about anywhere?Â The possibility doesn’t seem so crazy when you consider that we all carry around pretty powerful computers in our mobile phones.
Some friends of mine our motorcycle enthusiasts, they have put to use technology to keep themselves cool when they ride in the summer.Â You can check them out at cyclechillers.com. It makes them comfortable to ride for longer and in hotter weather.Â That’s pretty cool, no pun intended.
Race car drivers have been using a similar tech to keep cool when they race.Â That has to be helpful and healthier than sweating and raising core temperatures while they do their job.
Farmers often plow and harvest in equipment that is air conditioned.Â Farming is still a tough job but air conditioning has made it easier.
Here are some tech options I have found to help you stay cooler wherever you go:
Sony’s Wearable Air Conditioner
The Reon Pocket body cooling device claims to keep you 23 degrees cooler.Â It is a wearable about the size of your smartphone.Â This is still in the development stage as of July 2019. This device is worn in a pocket in a custom t-shirt that rests in the center of your back just below your neck.
Blaux Wearable AC
This AC unit claims to cool you down by 11 degrees during the day.Â This system reflects sunlight from the body.Â It also claims to help blood pressure and your body’s electrical activity.Â It can also help prevent heat stroke. Â One model can cool or heat.Â That could be helpful year round.Â Many outdoor professionals could benefit from something like this from soldiers to meter readers.
Blaux Wearable Portable AC
This system is a mini fan AC unit that you wear around your neck.Â It claims to be quiet and they have sold over 10,000 units.Â It looks impressive.Â It is flexible to comfortably adjust around your neck and claims to be light weight.Â It is rechargeable and blows 1.9 cubic feet per minute.Â Go here to learn more.
Portable Hanging Neck Fan
This is a fan that wraps around your neck.Â Cordless and rechargeable this will keep air moving on you as you move throughout your day.Â This isn’t technically AC but it would deliver cooling.Â Go here to learn more.
These are special towels that you wet, wring out, and place around your neck for cooling.Â These are not new but they are effective, washable, reusable and inexpensive.Â The towels stay cool for up to 3 hours depending on the temperature you are in.Â What’s great is the portability.Â The soccer field, yoga or mowing the lawn.Â Go here to learn more.
I love summer. Â I love being outdoors.Â I do not love the heat.Â I would love to be able to enjoy golf, the zoo or a picnic without worrying if the heat will zap all the fun.Â So with my cooler full of cold drinks I may experiment with a few of these personal cooling devices to see if they can help my summer fun last longer.
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