Porticool Cooling Vest v2.0

Porticool Cooling Vest v2.0 | Sponsor: Porticos Inc.

Sponsor:

Porticos Inc.

Team Members:

Peiheng Feng

Jordan Lohn

Emily McGuinness

Emily Price

Project Statement:

Porticos has developed an innovative cooling vest that can be leveraged to improve the comfort of people in very warm conditions, such as a firefighter.   The vest consists of perforated tubing that dissipates CO2 inside the vest, cooling the user.  A challenge to the vest is regulating the CO2 gas flow so as to increase the use-time longevity of cooling.   This team will explore integrative strategies for regulating the flow in order maximize cooling throughout the user for a longer period of time.