HEAT-O – Wearable Modular Heating System (Canceled)
HEAT-O – Wearable Modular Heating System (Canceled)
Deal with the cold like a boss with battery-powered heating device that will heat you up in the most extreme environment.
Deal with the cold like a boss with battery-powered heating device that will heat you up in the most extreme environment. Read more
About this project
a wearable modular heating system key to maintaining optimal body temperature in the cold environment.
Over the last couple of decades, technology has been known to satisfy and increase our daily lives, but when it is cold everyone is affected in the same way. This is why we have been inspired to change this particular instance, this is why we have created HEAT-O.
Isn’t it great when everyone benefits? We think so too. That is why we joined Kickbooster to give you the opportunity for a reward in exchange for reaching more people.
How to use it?
You place heating elements on your body under any kind of clothing. You configure and control eight heating elements. Plug in to the battery, and viola!
Who is it for?
HEAT-O is for professionals, amateurs, and everyone in between. Specify the type of cold activity you are participating in and we will ensure that HEAT-O has a purpose for you. From daily use to professional use in sports, hobbies and work duties.
Thanks to the modularity you can also use HEAT-O for rehabilitation purposes (thermotherapy) and any disability.
Why it rocks?
HEAT-O is solving common problems encountered when using the standard electrically heated clothing, such as water resistance, safety and multitasking. The system does not interfere with movements, is fully waterproof, works and is safe in full water immersion.
TEMPERATURE RANGEThe temperature range created by heating pads is from 15°C to 40°C (from 59°F to 104°F). There is also Auto mode for automatic temperature holding via build in thermostat inside main heating panel.
AUTO MODE FOR DIVINGWe are preparing a heating program for one hour diving. It starts on a low heating setting and rises proportionally to the diving time.
ACCESSIBILITY IN ANY CONDITIONSController is equipped with spin a switch to work in underwater pressure. Legible Led indicator will show you on which setting you are even in a complete darkness.
WATER RESISTANTAll components are IP68 (all elements under the suit) except for a controller that is 100WR.
STANDARDSFor controller we are providing universal connectors to work with any type of drysuit inflation valve with integrated 12V connector.
SAFETYBattery interior components – electronic and cells – are fully covered in a flexible polyurethane so there are no air spaces.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCYBattery is smart, in case of any malfunctions in heating installation it shuts off the power automatically.
HEAT-O is designed to be placed close to the body to gain a maximum heating performance with minimum energy loss. It’s a combination of two sets. Thanks to this, you can cover all crucial upper and lower body parts. You can place the heating pads directly where you want and you don’t need to change your outfit to suit the fitting. You can make as many variations as you wish.
The heating pads are made of a very thin, flexible and resistant material. Your grip and sensitivity of your hands stay the same and they’re very comfortable when performing any manual work. The same attributes apply to the heating pads when worn in your shoes.
HEAT-O has been designed to ensure that there is no obstruction to the user. This installation is a combination of carbon fiber and high quality electric cables in silicone insulation with an additional cable housing.
To maximize the efficiency of the heating, the elements are made based on your gender, height and weight.
- Waterproof. The heating pads and the whole installation is fully waterproof including battery, connector and controller IP68.
- Flexibility. Feel the freedom of keeping warm in cold temperatures: HEAT-O is made of two units (upper and lower), each one with 4 heating elements. The heated pads are made up of carbon fiber and are water isolated thanks to our design. Place them wherever you decide.
- Wardrobe Compatibility. Irrelevant of whether you are wearing a sweat suit or heavy gear, HEAT-O will ensure the ultimate comfort, and no particular outfit is required. It will perform according to your requirements, will fit to any kind of dress code, and will not obstruct you in any way.
- Light & Warm. HEAT-O is light and non-invasive. You'll feel its effect when youre body warms up. Heating panels are breathable and they do not stop evaporation of your body.
The Battery is the centre of every HEAT-O related activity. It has been designed to work for up to 15 hours. A combination of special silicone and polyurethane, which make up the battery case, increases its protection from damage, and can bend and adjust to fit your body.
The DC connector, which connects the battery and heating pads, is waterproof. In the event of any mechanical damage to the installation and heating pads, the battery will switch off automatically to keep its use as safe as possible.
Both batteries – small and large have control buttons on the case to set up the temperature level just in case you don’t want to use O-Remote or your smart device.
- Temperature range: from 15°C to 40°C (from 59°F to 104°F)
- Operating hours: HEAT-O Core, HEAT-O Dive: up to 15 hours (auto mode); HEAT-O Lite small battery: up to 5 hours; O-Remote – up to 40 hours
- Charging: The battery can be charged with your HEAT-O Charger, and every charger with DC socket or 12V in car charger
To set up the heating level we have designed a waterproof remote controller – the O-Remote which communicates with the battery via Bluetooth. We take its ergonomic quality as one of our utmost priorities.
Ergonomics. O-Remote controller has got a spin switch and a led display to set up the heating level. This is why you can operate your remote even with the thickest gloves and in the darkness.
Application. It is not a necessity to use the remote if you prefer to control your temperature by means of your smartphone or smartwatch. For this purpose, you will be able to download the free application for your mobile device.
The HEAT-O Charger can easily charge your O-Remote (inductive charging) and the battery (wire charging) at the same time. We’ve equipped the charger with 2 additional USB ports and an induction charging capability, so you can use it for your other devices, like your mobile phone, tablet or smart watch.
HEAT-O is available in four versions for different types of activity:
HEAT-O Core is a basic set designed for most users. For drysuit diving enthusiasts there is a diving set available – HEAT-O Dive. If you are a fan of open machines, ie.: motorcycles, quads, snowmobiles, there is a HEAT-O Drive set – to power the heating system directly from the vehicle battery or 12V lighter socket. For less demanding users, there is a HEAT-O Lite – fleece vest with six heating elements.
After two years of prototyping, developing and testing our HEAT-O device, we have come up with the ultimate shape and design. We wanted to ensure that the heating system works well in the toughest conditions and make sure it is user-friendly.
All the elements of the HEAT-O device are our own design and creation. Along the way we encountered many challenges such as achieving:
- Heating installation modularity (possibility to fit to every individual’s shape)
- Waterproof abilities for all elements
- Battery life due to impulse output and receiving thermostat signal
- Battery flexibility
- Resistance for mechanical damages
- Remote controllers and apps
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For the correct fitting, we just need your gender, height and weight. HEAT-O will be individually designed to match your size. We will conduct a survey for these details when the campaign ends.
Warranty & Return
- 3-year warranty on every element. Your warranty begins on the date of the receipt
- You can return it within 14 days
- Estimated delivery June 2017
- Shipment from UK
- The price does not include taxes and customs duties for your country
Anything else do you need to know?
Yes! For your convenience we have created a FAQ section where you can find more detailed information. We will be posting the updates on Kickstarters Update Wall. With a great pleasure we will reply to your comments/questions/emails so please feel free to contact us at any time!
Risks and challenges
The product that you can see before you is complete, but for now is still a prototype, and will be put through more tests to improve it.
To limit manufacturing delays, we have decided to produce HEAT-O in the EU. We designed the product and now we have designed a production line. The funds that we need will be used to supply the tools required in order to produce the individual components of the product and to purchase materials. The whole production will be carried out alone to have a guarantee of the highest quality. We are ready to start any time now, however, we can be affected by material shortages from our suppliers. Many years of experience in producing sportswear allows us to properly plan production and shipping. We are also ready to meet large orders and satisfy many of our backers and supporters.
We will do our best to meet the promised delivery date but there may be:
– Shipments that are lost or damaged.
– Delivery delays due to weather conditions.
– Incorrect address provided. We will keep you updated on any of the above obstacles that may affect us.
Thank You for your support and stay warm!
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