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10/20/2017 00:14 AM EDT
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R_Colin_Johnson   10/23/2017 2:50:22 PM
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Yes, its so hot in Floriday you seldom see a helmut, except in winter when it gets down to 70 degrees which people here think is "freezing.' The helmut keeps their heads warm mostly by cutting down wind chill.

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realjjj   10/23/2017 2:39:46 PM
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Helmets can get rather hot too but that's a many times smaller market even if you count a number of sports as well as industrial and the military- higher ASP in some of those markets so might be a good start.

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R_Colin_Johnson   10/23/2017 2:12:13 PM
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Oh yeah. I hadn't thought of that! On my motorcycle I wear leather pants and boots, so only think about keeping my upper body cool. But when just sitting still with no AC I guess the shoe idea might have a botton-up effect. Thanks.

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realjjj   10/23/2017 12:47:07 PM
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The so called pulse points are good areas to cool the entire body, that's why shoes should work. It's the equivalent of dipping your feet into cold water during the summer.

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R_Colin_Johnson   10/23/2017 8:56:52 AM
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Yes, the shoe cooler sounds cool :) I live in Florida now and buy all those "wicking" shirts which actually do seem to work (when you are in motion, such as running or even on my motocycle). But most of the time I am sitting so the wicking doesnt' work much, but I'm still generating body heat so I hope that thermoelectric active-cooling works as advertised on shirts especially.

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realjjj   10/20/2017 5:54:39 PM
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It's amusing that when it comes to cooling, they think of replacing AC systems. Typical for people that have access to AC and spend all their time indoors.

If you think about it, cooling when outdoors is a serious problem and that's the core market. Ofc since most of the world can't afford AC yet, the economic and social impact could be quite large.They would deserve a Nobel if they can do it (at reasonable costs), saving countless lives, increasing productivity.

As a side note, wonder if anyone is making shoes with active cooling. Would be a pretty good way to increase comfort in extreme heat and there is more mechanical volume available than with garments.

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