Cooling devices with flexible sensors

  • US 20080077201A1
  • Filed: 09/26/2006
  • Published: 03/27/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/2006
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A device for removing heat from subcutaneous lipid-rich cells of a subject having skin, comprising:

  • a heat exchanging member having a heat transfer surface configured to form a heat conducting interface with the subject'"'"'s skin to remove heat from the lipid-rich cells such that the lipid-rich cells are substantially affected while non-lipid-rich cells in the epidermis are not substantially affected; and

    a substantially flexible sensing device disposed in the interface between the heat exchanging member and the subject'"'"'s skin, wherein the sensing device is configured to sense a parameter at the interface.

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