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This wearable technology could make every room just the right temperature

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Via Create Digital

Keeping buildings at a comfortable temperature is a significant drain on energy resources. A team of engineers is working on wearable heating and cooling patches that could make a big difference.

In Australia, heating and cooling accounts for an average of 40 per cent of household energy use. This energy is used to keep areas such as living spaces and office complexes at a comfortable temperature for inhabitants. Engineers are working on ways to reduce energy wastage by regulating temperature on a more personal level.

A recent study published in Science Advances investigates a technology with the potential to cut energy consumption by heating or cooling skin with battery-powered patches embedded in clothing.

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