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US Army has built a device to keep your hands warm without gloves

Technology 12 January 2020 By David Hambling A person wearing the forearm-warming device with a sensor measuring their hand temperatureMs. Mallory Roussel/USARIEM Public AffairsGet cold hands, but hate wearing gloves? Then there might soon be a technology that can help you. The US Army is developing an arm heater that allows people to go glove-free…



Technology



12 January 2020

By David Hambling

Arm heater

A person wearing the forearm-warming device with a sensor measuring their hand temperature

Ms. Mallory Roussel/USARIEM Public Affairs

Get cold hands, but hate wearing gloves? Then there might soon be a technology that can help you. The US Army is developing an arm heater that allows people to go glove-free in freezing conditions, helping them to carry out mechanical repairs or first aid.

Gloves can keep your hands at a comfortable temperature, but they often reduce dexterity. Take off your gloves, though, and numbing cold has an equally detrimental effect on your fine motor skills, as well as being extremely …

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