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Grace is the latest in wearable tech that explores how the trend might combat undated menopausal hot flashes. During a hot flash, the thermoregulatory system is falsely triggered and acts to lose heat. This causes sweating, a rise in heart rate, shortness of breath and a reddening of skin. Besides being a deeply uncomfortable experience, it is also embarrassing and inconvenient, striking at any time – day or night.

The underside of the face is equipped with sensors capable of detecting the onset of a hot flash up to one minute before it strikes. If one is detected, a cooling apparatus on the other end of the device is immediately activated to help regulate the user’s thermo-receptors giving them a total sense of cooling in order to counter the hot flash. Each can be customized to the user’s aesthetic liking, such as the elegant voronoi pattern featured here.

Designer: Peter Astbury

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