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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Thin Ice Weight Loss Clothing Line


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Did you know you can trick your body into thinking it’s in a colder environment than it actually is by stimulating specific regions with cold temperatures? This creates a cascade of physiological responses in your body that kick your metabolism into overdrive, As a result, you burn unwanted fat and get leaner, all while letting your body do the work for you!  Based on estimates derived from their prototypes, competitors and scientific literature they estimate that you’ll be able to burn between 500 and 1000 calories a day, just by wearing their clothing for the recommended duration. That’s 1 to 2 pounds a week!

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. 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.  Notice that you undergo NO shivering at room temperature. This is because the BAT pathway is completely different than the shivering mechanism. Thin Ice stimulates BAT and will not make you shiver. This allows Thin Ice’s patent-pending weight-loss technology to help you burn excess calories while being hidden discretely in clothing and apparel items.

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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. 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.  By helping them get this very valuable funding and voting with your feet, they can put all the pieces of the puzzle together and provide you with your very own Thin Ice system.

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As of August 6th, this project has raised around $260,000 of their $15,000 goal. This project only has 22 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $95, you will get one Thin Ice shoe insole.  For a pledge of $145, you will get the Thin Ice insoles and vest.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/thin-ice-the-very-first-weight-loss-clothing-line

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