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Old 03-02-2017, 01:45 PM
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Default Cooling Headliners an Option for MSers?

Just got off the phone with a doc who works with specialty cooling company WElkins. They make active and portable cooling headliners that are currently used for chilling the brain to prevent further injury (say from a stroke). But we chatted about MS applications. I could see some, like precooling before exercise or gardening, or driving with it (if heat affects eyesight or coordination), or using it during breaks at work to fresh and tamp down cog fog.

This isn't yet ready for MSers, as it needs a prescription and costs an arm and a leg, and another arm ($12K). But I hope they can develop a lighter, less expensive version that could be useable for us in the future. We committed to stay in touch, so let's see....

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Fast, simple, effective cooling The WElkins EMT Temperature Management System is a portable thermoregulatory device that reduces and/or maintains patient body temperature within a range of 86F (30C) to 98.6F (37C). The System delivers temperature-controlled coolant to the patient-contacting Cooling Headliner, resulting in heat exchange between the coolant and the patient.

The Systems non-invasive, surface cooling technology is easy to use, deploys in less than one minute, and delivers highly efficient cooling in both pre-hospital and in-hospital settings. Intuitive controls and audio-visual alerts simplify operation, while rugged design and internal power enhance reliability and portability.

The EMT System and Cooling Headliner have passed rigorous third party testing to verify their electrical safety (per UL 60601-1 and IEC 60601-1-6), electromagnetic compatibility (IEC 60601-1-2), and biocompatibility (ISO 10993). The EMT System and its in-hospital counterpart (ICU System) have been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a thermal regulating system, indicated for temperature reduction in patients where clinically indicated, and monitoring of patient temperature.

http://www.welkinsmed.com/
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