Thin Ice: just wear their clothes and lose weight

Article published on 09/01/2015 - New technologies - New Products

This sounds too good to be true but it looks like it's now possible to lose weight just by wearing clothes. Thin Ice guarantees a loss of 500 to 1,000 calories a day.

Adam Paulin is a personal trainer and a former athlete from Toronto. And may be he's a revolutionary inventor too. “I’ve spent a lot of time asking myself how we can hack our bodies into optimal performance using science. There is a certain satisfaction in making your body do your bidding". In other words: is there a way we can burn calories without too much effort? Paulin came up with his answer and called it Thin Ice.

When it's cold, our metabolism adjusts the temperature of our body and burns fat. Adam Paulin's idea is to trigger this reaction and thus lose weight. Thin Ice technology involves cooling chips integrated into clothing items, but you won't feel the cold for longer than a few seconds, just the time for your body to adapt. For now, a vest and shoe insole have been developed as prototypes. Whatever your choice, wearing one of these for 8 hours will make you lose from 500 to 1,000 calories.

In addition to the Thin Ice vest and insole, a smartphone app will enable you to control the temperature, check the amount of calories you've burned and even set a time for the device to switch on. You can be a part of this adventure if you want, and reserve your vest or insole for $95: Thin Ice is on Indiegogo, the crowdfunding website, to raise the capital Adam Paulin and his team need to really start the business. If everything goes according to Paulin's plans, the first Thin Ice products should be delivered in time for Christmas 2015.


Article written by Cécile Lessard
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