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Students create removable thermal pockets

Shared by Diogo Lopes on 2015-08-25 11:51

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A splendid group of young adults from JUNITEC - Junior Enterprises of the Higher Technical Institute gave me a hand. They developed a project for almost a year: removable thermal pockets. These pockets (attached images) are heated by a thermal pad that reacts to electricity, with power supplied by a power bank. Its aim is to turn the war against the cold - a feature very much felt by people with CMT, especially when it comes to distal limbs like feet and hands. It's a seemingly small project, but it greatly improves the quality of life of a patient. Another step against discomfort caused by CMT!

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My name is Diogo Lopes, and I suffer from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. My hands got very cold, and I had the idea for thermal pockets who could keep my hands warm. I explained my idea to the Patient Innovation team, who put me in contact with engineering students from JUNITEC, who build me removable thermal pockets.

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