Embr Labs has devised a wearable that could change the way people feel temperature. The Embr Wave stimulates a person’s thermoreceptors, which could make the wearer feel cooler or warmer by 5 degrees in just a few minutes, the company reported in a news release.
For the primary user interface, a frosted light pipe with LEDs, Embr Labs worked with Covestro, selecting Makrolon 2407 polycarbonate. It is a UV-stabilized grade that offers proven performance for electronics, IT, and communications applications, Covestro reported. “We turned to Covestro to help select the right material and optimize the design for optical performance,” explains Embr Labs cofounder Sam Shames. For the Embr Wave, diffusers and optical brighteners were compounded into the resin to achieve the desired visual effect, it was reported.
“Instead of using text or symbols, color and light are simple, minimalist—yet effective—means to convey information to the user,” explained Joel Matsco, senior marketing manager, Polycarbonates – Electronics and Appliance, Covestro LLC. “Covestro has deep expertise in helping brands and electronics manufacturers design with light.”
[Image courtesy of COVESTRO]