This self-heating jacket uses AI to adjust to your optimal temperature
March 7, 2018
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from CNBC

by Erin Black

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Clothing start-up Ministry of Supply has designed a smart jacket that uses artificial intelligence to automatically adjust to your body’s optimal temperature. The jacket, which reaches temperatures of up to 135 degrees Fahrenheit, can also be voice-controlled through devices like the Amazon Echo or manually with an app. Inside the jacket are three carbon fiber heating devices that are less than 1 millimeter thin.
The jacket is for sale through a Kickstarter campaign for $295 and will ship later this year. So far the campaign has raised over five times more than its target of $72,000.

Ministry of Supply has been designing science-based clothing since 2012. The company was co-founded by Aman Advani and Kit Hickey — student and graduate, respectively, of MIT Sloan School of Management — and MIT mechanical engineering alumnus Kevin Rustagi.