Cutting Edge
Aero: Personal Cooling Device
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Cutting Edge
Aero: Personal Cooling Device
Aero is a device designed for commuters to reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses. With its ergonomic design and temperature measurement capabilities, it acts as a wearable thermoregulatory device. With rising temperatures, heat-related health effects are expected to increase, including heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and excessive sweating. Climate change is anticipated to cause an additional 250,000 deaths from 2030 to 2050, with heat stress and other related conditions such as malnutrition and malaria. Urban areas, in particular, are heavily affected by climate change, with temperatures between 10°C to 15°C hotter than rural areas and expected to rise further. The combination of increased exercise and rising temperatures suggests a potential rise in heat-related illnesses. Aero utilizes the thermoelectric effect to create cold air, which can be directed at effective cooling spots. Its curved design allows it to be positioned on any part of the body, providing targeted relief from heat stress during commuting or outdoor activities.
2023
Oliver Davis
Product Design Engineering BSc