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Dhama Innovations 'warms up' to lifestyle and health care products

The Hyderabad-based start-up looks to cash in on its climate-control technology in functional apparel, accessories

When Kranthi Vistakula was a student of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he used to dress in layers of clothing to protect himself from the minus 15 degree in Boston. Worse, he had to the extra layers the moment he entered the classroom, which had centralised heating. He wondered why no jacket was available for cold and hot environs. Thus, Vistakula developed ClimaCon, a patented technology that can reduce or add heat, to provide thermal comfort to the body. "I developed a prototype at the tooling laboratories at MIT; it was a fun project. I also got one person on ...