Wristify uses thermal technology to maximize comfort in a discreet and energy efficient manner. More simply, it slightly lowers, or raises, for the winter months, body temperature slightly with thermal impulses. It’s a bracelet, at the wrist, because there is a high area of blood flow there.
Wristify, created by EMBR Labs, was founded by four MIT students with a passionate goal of allowing others to control their own comfort.
Summer sucks for many suffering with multiple sclerosis. Sure, there’s the extended daylight, cookouts, and fireflies after dark, but it’s too hot. Having a chronic illness like MS makes the heat even harder to handle than it is for the average person and Wristify can help us to feel several degrees cooler.
Any rise in body temperature, even a single degree, can make MS symptoms act up. Heat causes areas in the nervous system affected by MS to misfire, increasing symptoms like fatigue and spasticity. It’s not a permanent problem, but it can cause disturbing issues such as blurry vision, and known as Uhthoff’s Syndrome.
What should a gal with MS do to cool down in the heat of summer, especially living in a city well known for the slogan, “Famously Hot?” Seriously, check it out, Columbia, South Carolina. There are ice packs, but they melt quickly, and then you’re left with a bag of water on your body somewhere. Not convenient. There’s those fever gel patches for kids, that work a bit better, but not as great as one would think. They’re nice for migraines though, just a side tip. Another option are frozen washcloths, but that’s too much cold. That burns! I am optimistic about Wristify.
Wristify has been in development since 2013, but will soon be produced as samples on an assembly line. EMBR Labs wants to use the best engineering processes possible to produce a quality product.
This blogger, for one says sign me up! Anything to help the pain of heat related MS symptoms gets a gold star in my book. The Wristify is a sleek, sophisticated looking device that’s portable and sounds far easier than anything else out there.
How do you all feel about Wristfy? Would you try it?
Ellie is a 45-year-old woman living in South Carolina. She works as a cashier, but is always dreaming of more — she’s just not always sure of what “more” is. Her favorite hobbies are reading and reading book reviews. Within the first few minutes of meeting her, you’ll realize her nephews, niece, books and cats are her favorite things.
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