Air-con unit for clothes a cool buy
Scientists have invented a personal air-conditioning unit that they say could be incorporated into clothing.
The unit will enable people exposed to high temperatures in their working environment to lower their body temperature, helping them to concentrate on their task.
Firemen and Formula 1 drivers were suggested as the type of people who could benefit from the device. The unit is 4in long, 2in wide and weighs just 3.5oz.
It has been developed by Embraco, a Brazilian company, and is expected to be available for purchase later this year.
As temperatures rise, hot air is sucked into the thin steel case to be cooled by a microcompressor and then propelled out through thin tubes in the clothing. (© Daily Telegraph, London)