Researchers from the University of Cincinnati have created a new kind of fitness band. This band will not just measure the biometric level of an individual, but also produce sweat even if there is not enough physical exertion. It can also be said that the device can shed sweat out of you with the heat produced or activities done.
UC Professor, Jason Heikenfeld and Zachary Sonner, a graduate student have developed this technology that is in its incubation stage still. It should travel a long way for entering the mainstream market.
How it works?
There is a substance called carbachol in the upper skin layer. The band produces electrical current of 0.2 milliamps which will stimulate carbachol and stimulate sweat glands. There is nothing to worry much about it. Carbachol gets used as eye drop for glaucoma. Using up to 0.2 milliamps is physically imperceptible. So, there is nothing much for the user to feel.
When performing the research, the electrolyte content of one’s sweat is measured and resultantly, the data was concluded. The combination of chemical and electrical stimulation was a huge success in producing sweat for about 5 hours while performing the test.