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Hyderabad Traffic Police Stay Cool in Summer With Special ‘Smart Vests’ to Beat the Heat

Hyderabad Traffic Police Stay Cool in Summer With Special ‘Smart Vests’ to Beat the Heat

200 cooling jackets have been given to Hyderabad's Traffic Police in order to help them cope with standing under the citys unbearable heat for long periods of time. If successful, the vests could be used to help others across the country.

The summer heat can be very uncomfortable and unpleasant for everyone, but it can be especially hazardous for those whose jobs involve being exposed to long periods of direct and intense sun exposure.

This week brings some good news for traffic cops in Hyderabad who are being given cooling vests to help them beat the city’s intense heat.

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The cooling vest are part of a trial by senior officials in the Traffic Police Department, reports Deccan Chronicle.

The new ‘smart jackets’ will help to cool the wearer’s body temperature by up to six degree Celsius. It is also claimed that the vests will provide additional health benefits by monitoring heart rate elevation and hydration levels as well as keeping track of physical exertion.

“The vest keeps the wearer dry even after dipping it in water while it also keeps the wearer warm in winter as the product can be used without dipping in water. It has a wide range of health benefits such as maintaining normal body temperature under extreme heat conditions. It neutralises the effect of outside core temperature. It keeps the heart beats in control while reducing dehydration. It boosts the tolerance level and keeps the feeling of exertion in check,” Dr Ravinder, Joint Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Hyderabad, said.

So far, 200 officers have been issued with the vests. If initial trials prove successful, more vests will be issued.

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The vests are created by the Asian Institute of Nephrology, a Hyderabad-based hospital, as part of their CSR initiative. Before their release to the Hyderabad Commissioner of Police, Mahender Reddy, the vests were thoroughly tested for safety and performance.

Temperatures in Hyderabad have been soaring, with the highest temperature of 43.8 degree Celsius being recorded on May 19. According to reports, 167 people have already died due to heat strokes in the Telangana state since April 1.

These new vests promise some respite for those who brave the heat all day while managing the city’s traffic. Now, wouldn’t everyone benefit from these cooling coverups?

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