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September 12, 2011



The Raincatch is a rain coat that collects rain water and uses in-built purifiers and charcoal filters to make it water drinkable via a series of tubes. No word on whether it achieves maximum pumping action use the motion of the breath.

Kudos to Hyeona Yang, Joshua Noble and the Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design. Now an ornithopter, please.

The collar of the coat collects rain, which is then filtered down the back of the coat where it would be passed through charcoal filters and then purified using a chemical process. The water is then stored around the hips of the coat where the weight can be ergonomically carried by the wearer without strain. The aesthetics of the coat are simple but elegant, showing the water and the internal workings of the coat, but hiding the water storage to maintain a clean form factor.

Pro-tip: It helps to fasten the boots slip-fashion. Images and video at the link.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 12, 2011 07:24 AM