New bracelet allows people to absorb caffeine found in a cup of coffee

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TORONTO — A Canadian company has created another way for coffee lovers to get their morning caffeine fix — through a bracelet.

Called Joule, the bracelet or watch delivers caffeine into people's bloodstream through a process called "transdermal administration," according to the company's Indiegogo page. Like nicotine patches and motion sickness medicines, the caffeine will be absorbed through a person's skin.

The doses are administered at regular interval throughout the day to prevent crashing or overdosing.

The makers also claim that your body will feel the caffeine faster than if you were drinking a coffee or an energy drink.

Some other perks mentioned include no coffee-stained teeth or bad breath, unfortunate brown spots on your shirts, or getting overly jittery.

The company assured that Joule is safe to use and said the bracelet releases the same amount of caffeine found in a cup of coffee, but its released in a four-hour period.

 

While the bracelet hasn't been released yet, the group behind it have a highly funded Indiegogo campaign, and have so far raised more than $63,000, according to the site.

Joule does promise that the bracelet has about the same caffeine content as a cup of coffee, but sorry — it doesn't come in a macchiato or mocha flavor.