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Creating a suit with a cooling system built in.

My idea is creating a suit that will keep the medical staff cool while they are working in Africa. As of right now, they are working on patients in a hot suit with no way to cool off except by taking the suit off. This is a hazard because they could catch the virus as well. If we created a suit that has a system to control the temperature by using the heat as energy. It would be keep the workers cool and let them continuously work on the patients.

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This system may work but it might suceed if the suit was fitted with a backpack to hold such a system or redesigning a suit for that specific reason.

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