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    Question Regulating body temperature during significant outdoor temperature fluctuations?

    Personally, I have found that as I age it is becoming increasingly difficult to prepare for barometric changes, intense humidity and drastic fluctuations in temperature.

    I'm searching for equipment and/or other ideas for ways to modulate or just decrease the effect of extreme hot and cold fluctuations.

    Has anyone given/purchased or tried this technology as a way to cool down during hot summer days or cool summer nights?

    https://embrlabs.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz19 View Post
    Personally, I have found that as I age it is becoming increasingly difficult to prepare for barometric changes, intense humidity and drastic fluctuations in temperature.

    I'm searching for equipment and/or other ideas for ways to modulate or just decrease the effect of extreme hot and cold fluctuations.

    Has anyone given/purchased or tried this technology as a way to cool down during hot summer days or cool summer nights?

    https://embrlabs.com/
    The device is $299 and ships in 4-6 weeks.

    I wonder if you have sensory impairment at your wrist (probably injury level at C7 and above) if the device would be effective.

    There are quite a few reviews on line and most seem positive.

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    I have an incomplete injury, so I have some sensory facilities intact.

    However, I'm not sure if this would provide a feeling of warmth throughout the whole body. Keeping warm is a daily struggle. The technology is above my scientific knowledge and I really don't understand how it would work with CNS impairment.

    Do any of the nurses have ideas or understanding on why&how temperature regulation would be minimized by warming one part of the body, or it could it just be a feedback loop?

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    Keeping warm is a daily struggle. Suggest you get a thyroid checkup. The test is TSH (T3 and T4) and the scale is .5 (energy) to 5.5 (sluggish). I have hypothyroidism which is low thyroid and my extremities (hands and feet) are always cold in the winter. Daily in the winter, I wear 2 T-shirts and maybe 2 sweatshirts. I take a synthetic thyroid supplement (more than 20 years) and routinely keep my TSH blood tests in the 1.0 range.

    My son cannot sweat. So, in the heat of the day while riding his handcycle, we take an extra bottle of water along and soak his head and shirt. If the temps are in the 90s or higher, we use a blue chamois leather skin with a hole cut out for going over the head. Soak it in water and shazam, instant cooling.

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    Is sent an email to the company. Here is their reply: (the links won't work since this is a screen shot of an email I received)
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    Short discussion about this here in 2017. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...highlight=embr

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    The official website says it does not change the temperature

    https://embrlabs.com/how-it-works/

    "Embr Wave warms or cools one spot on your body to help you feel warmer or colder without changing your core body temperature. It works for the same reason why cupping your hands around a hot cup of coffee gives you a comforting feeling of warmth, and why running your wrists under cold water feels so refreshingly chill"

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    Chaz, like you I live in the Boston area. It's def a challenge to be comfortable with the temps......or the Four Tops....but I digress. I find myself wearing cotton turtlenecks from LL Bean with a wool sweater about 9-10 months during the year. If I get hot, I can peel off the sweater. I pay very close attention to the weather reports and try to dress accordingly. I always toss a sweater in my van if we go somewhere (even out to eat). I can't stand being cold....plus I am on warfarin which makes my blood thinner and I seem to get colder more easily than before. Recently I got 4 "smart thermostats" for my house (4 heating zones) from "Building 36" for $50/each and there are others out there (Nest, Honeywell, Ecobee). I downloaded the app to my iPhone and I can regulate the temperature of the house from anywhere in the world. I love it.

    I always crank up the heat or AC in my van. Anyway, hope this helps a little.

    http://www.building36.com/solutions/air/thermostat/


    https://www.cnet.com/topics/smart-ho...t-thermostats/

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    I am getting a cool vest and it helps lots sitting here now with a gel pack up on tummy it definelty kools ur core I had 1 and lost the vest but had the gel packs so 138,00 I am getting another to ride my bike here in fl

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