Stay healthy under global warming: A review of wearable technology for
Global warming has been affecting human health, including direct
mortality and morbidity from extreme heat, storms, drought and indirect
infectious diseases. It is not only “global” but extremely
“personal” – it is a matter of life and death for many of us. In this
perspective, we propose the use of wearable technologies for localized
personal thermoregulation as an innovative method to reduce the impact
on health and enable wider adaptability to extreme thermal environments.
The start-to-art thermoregulation methods and wearable sensing
technology are summarized. In addition, the feasibility of
thermoregulation technology in preventive medicine for promoting health
under climate change is comprehensively discussed. Further, we provided
an outlook on health-oriented closed loop that can be achieved based on
parallel thermoregulation and multiple data inputs from the
physiological, environmental, and psychological cues, which could
promote individuals and the public to better adapt to global warming.