A new way to get slim down: The Thin Ice
Post By Saksham Garg on 09-September-2015
No, it’s not a thin piece of ice that you eat to lose weight. And no, it’s not some ice that you put in your drink which will magically tone you down. Thin Ice is the first technologically-enhanced weight-loss apparel that hacks your metabolism to help you lose weight. So basically Thin Ice claims to help you shed the extra weight just by wearing its apparel. Not convinced? Let’s see how it actually works.
The Thin Ice insole and vest target regions of your body with high concentrations of thermoreceptors. These neural receptors alert your body to the presence of cold, triggering a metabolic response that generates heat in your core. As the core’s blood warms, it then must be pumped all the way to the extremities. As a result your body burns fuel (unwanted fat) to keep you warm, in turn making you leaner. You can burn between 500 and 1000 calories a day just by wearing the Thin Ice Vest or the Thin Ice Insole. This comes to roughly losing 1-2 pounds a week.
But does that mean you’ll keep shivering the whole day as your body burns fat? No. Your body starts to burn fat from within the moment you sense cold. Hence you’ll feel cold for a few seconds and then the sensation vanishes. It’s the same as jumping into a pool filled with ice (which I wouldn’t advice). You feel cold for a few seconds and then get comfortable. There will also be an app using which you can adjust the temperature to your comfort level. You can also view your second by second calorie consumption and much more. The best part of this process is that your body does all this calorie-expensive work automatically without you even having to think about it.
Thin Ice technology uses specialized Peltier cooling chips to chill specific areas of the body. Peltier chips are also found in other technologies with compact cooling requirements such as microprocessors and various electronics. They essentially act as heat pumps, forcing heat to one side and leaving the other side cool. These chips are powered by an unobtrusive, rechargable battery, that can be charged as you walk. The warmed sides of the Peltier chips are located on the bottom of the insole. The warmth generated by the Peltier mechanism can be dissipated through a variety of heat sink materials.