RainCatch

A rain coat as a water gathering, purification, and storage system

to allow the wearer to take a drink whenever they are thirsty.

 PROJECT TYPE : Future scenario

MY PART : Wearable technologyIdeation

TEAM : Joshua Noble

DATE : June, 2011 

Concept Video

 We worked with existing raincoats to reinforce the realism of the project but altered the look and feel of the coat enough that it has a distinct look and feel of it's own.

The collar of the coat collects rain, which is then filtered down the back of the coat where it would be filtered 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 and simple but elegant, showing the water and the internal workings of the coat, but hiding the water storage and maintaining a clean form factor. 

 

Process

The basic idea is that the drinkable water is then stored in small pockets around the shoulders and the wearer can take sips at any time via a series of plastic tubes sticking out of the raincoat.

 

Dispersing the water storage around the coat means that the coat weighs evenly, allowing the wearer to walk without sloshing excessively or becoming unbalanced.

The collar of the coat collects rain and filters it down the back of the coat where it would be passed through charcoal filters and then purified using a simple iodine chemical process.

 

Performative design @CIID

Body as a Platform is a short film about a weeks course on Performative Design taught by Amanda Parkes (MIT) and David Gauthier (CIID) at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.

 

Made with Joshua Noble, CIID 2011