Prevent “Body Hacking” With Wearable Tech Protection
by Zachary Walton 17/08/2015
Wireless Armour, founded by Joseph Perkins, was picked out as one of Virgin's favourite start-ups
If you’re like me, walking around all day long with a smartphone in your pocket, then this article is for you.
It is estimated that 70 million couples are affected by infertility worldwide. Male fertility has declined in recent years and this has been attributed to exposure to environmental factors including electromagnetic radiation emitted by Wi-Fi enabled devices such as smartphones and laptops which have been shown in clinical studies to lower sperm count and motility in men.
In 2014 the University of Exeter conducted a comprehensive review of all the data from previous studies investigating the link between EMR and sperm damage and the analysis indicated a negative associations between mobile phone exposure on sperm viability and motility.
Smartphone radiation induces reactive oxygen species production and DNA damage in spermatozoa.
Findings show a strong correlation between EMR exposure and lower sperm health. In one study in vitro sperm motility dropped to 49% and viability to 52% after just one hour of exposure to radiation emitted by a mobile phone.
World Health Organisation (WHO) has assigned EMR as possibly carcinogenic to humans, in the category 2B, the same category as petrol exhaust fumes and other pollutants.
Described by Sir Richard Branson as “underpants for superheroes”, British scientist unveils a wearable tech protection idea in a smart underwear that aims to protect male fertility.
Wireless Armour, a new line of smart underwear, aims to protect male fertility by using a mesh of pure silver woven into fabric to shield against 99.9% of harmful electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted by internet connected devices: smartphones, wearables devices, laptops, IoT devices, etc.
Wireless Armour contains a mesh of silver woven into the fabric that shields against 99.9% of electromagnetic radiation. “Like so many people, my smartphone and laptop use has increased dramatically in recent years which made me realise that I was exposing myself to large amounts of electromagnetic radiation, mostly centred on my groin” says London scientist and Wireless Armour inventor, Joseph Perkins.
Wireless Armour smart underwear has been tested by an industry leader in wireless shielding and the results show that fabric shields against 99.9% of the radiation emitted between 100MHz to 2.6GHz. Simply put, this covers the entire range of radiation emitted by wireless devices, from voice and text through to 4G and Wi-Fi, almost everything is blocked.
Faraday cages, named after inventor Michael Faraday, are used to protect electronics from interference by blocking the current. There are specially designed rooms in parliament, banks or even stock market where servers are protected by this technology.
Belly Armor’s maternitywear that protects babies from radiation prior to their birth.
The WearableTech Protection “Anti-radiation” pants are on sale now, for £24 a pair. The pants start from £24 a pair for 180 degree protection and up to £35 a pair for 360 degree protection. Don’t know about you but I am definitely going to buy a few pairs. I’d like to think that my “package” is worth a lot more than that.
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