We lent Wristify to strangers. Here are their reactions.
What is it?
The first bracelet that heats or cools you.
Wristify is developed by a team of MIT-trained engineers who are using cutting-edge technology to revolutionize temperature.
What does it do?
Thermal relief. Anytime, anywhere.
Wristify recreates the relief you get when you warm your hands by the fireplace in the winter, or when you refresh with an ice cube on your skin in the summer.
Does it change my core temperature?
Think of your hands by a fireplace.
Wristify doesn't need to modify your core temperature to make you more comfortable. Wristify draws on 30 years of thermal research to maximize comfort in a discreet and energy-efficient way.
But isn't it only acting on my wrist?
Targeted relief is what our body needs.
Studies show that local warmth or cold gives you a body-wide sensation of thermal comfort. This is exactly what happens when you dip your toes in the cold water on a hot sunny day at the beach, or when you place a warm washcloth on your forehead on a cold evening.
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ABOUT EMBR LABS
EMBR labs was founded by four MIT students who are passionate about letting people take control of their own comfort.
Our mission is to harness the power of temperature to improve personal comfort and to save energy. We are driven by the realization that existing temperature solutions haven't significantly evolved in the last hundred years: these solutions are passive, low-tech, and impersonal.
EMBR Labs is revolutionizing temperature by developing a core technology and consumer products that deliver greater physical well-being and energy efficiency than is currently possible with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems or clothing alone. Our team of MIT-trained engineers has been working tirelessly since 2013 to leverage cutting-edge engineering and advanced materials to make thermal comfort solutions that are elegant, simple and personal.
EMBR labs benefits from the ongoing mentorship and support of the Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, and is partnering with leading academic research groups. Since winning the first prize of the MADMEC competition at MIT in 2013, our company has been the recipient of multiple prizes and awards.
We are also hiring! If you are interested and live in the Boston area, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew Smith, Ph.D.
Matt is a second-time founder. His previous startup was a technical consulting firm that provided technical risk analysis for early stage energy technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT.
David Cohen-Tanugi, Ph.D.
David is a Forbes 30 Under 30 and has extensive leadership experience. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT.
Sam is also a Forbes 30 Under 30 and led research at MIT that culminated in a $750K partnership with BMW. He holds a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT.
Brunella is a jewelry designer from the Alchimia Contemporary Jewelry School in Florence, Italy. Her work conveys emotion and expression through explorations into metals, patinas and surfaces.
Robert A. Balke
Robert A. Balke (Bob) has 30+ years of experience in leading businesses that grow via innovation, new manufacturing processes, technology development, acquisition, venturing, and marketing. Bob has been associated with launching 50+ new businesses, hundreds of new products which produced over $1B in new revenue.
Westly is a senior at Newton North High School who loves to run, ski, and backpack. She has been interning with EMBR Labs since 2015, and she looks forward to studying science and math in college.
Kristen specializes in bio-signal processing and physiological monitoring devices. She recently completed her Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
EMBR Labs in the news
National Science Foundation
EMBR Labs is proud to be an NSF SBIR/STTR funded company.
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March 22, 2016
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Cool(ing) Technology to Help NFL Beat the Heat
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"Wristify provides climate control to your body"
"The moment I took off Wristify, I regretted it, and desperately wanted to be back in its pulsing, cooling embrace. During a bout of fever this past week, I started fantasizing about getting my hands on a prototype loaner, to take the edge off the oscillating shivers and sweats."
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Development Track Finalist
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"6 Ways To Fool Yourself Into Thinking It's Warmer Than It Is"
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"'Cool' invention wins first place at MADMEC"
Thermoelectric bracelet that helps people maintain a comfortable body temperature takes home $10,000 from MIT’s annual materials-science design competition.