I came across an advertisement for a portable AC unit that can be worn around the neck.
I started thinking to myself how crazy of a concept this was.
After a little bit more reading, I discovered that this was a great invention. People can wear these portable air conditioners around their necks while they work out, work in the garden, or whenever they want. The wearable AC unit is great for the summer months and people who like to work outside. A lot of the people who purchase these portable AC units are marathon runners. The wearable AC units look a little silly, but they are able to keep the runners cool and allow them to run longer distances. My dad recently purchased one of these wearable AC units to wear to work. He and a few of his coworkers ordered them together and they claim that it has changed the way they work. Their jobs are in a paper mill and the factory can get very hot in the summer months. They both say that wearing the portable AC unit around their neck is comfortable and allows them to work longer with fewer breaks. These would also be beneficial to those working in construction. Labor intensive jobs require a lot of breaks, and with the portable wearable AC units, employers could increase productivity by having them wear these on the very hot days. Although these devices look a little silly, they are becoming more and more popular among the older population and those who work labor intensive jobs.