A Jacket Made to Sleep In -- Excubo
Travelling long distances on public transport has always been a pain in the neck, literally, for me. For anytime I try to doze off, my head kind of falls and I find myself jerking awake or landing on a cold steel rod. End result, a bad crick in the neck, a headache and a grumpy me.
I think Mathew Gale faced the same problems, for he has managed to create an unique solution for travelers like me, all across the globe. Called Excubo, (Latin for ‘I sleep Outside'), this cool jacket was adjudged winner at a competition sponsored by James Dyson and the Industrial Designers Society of America .
Now to the product.
The Excubo jacket has a huge collar that's used to cushion and hold in place the wearer's neck. The collar also provides the wearer some privacy as it forms a cocoon. All it takes to make the collar go up are a few yanks and tugs. When not in use the collar the oversized collar is stylishly turned down, disguising its true function. Cool, is all I can think of.
Mathew Gale, the inventor researched on options for sleeping on public transport and learnt that people can sleep when their bodies are held in a rigid state as opposed to only a soft and yielding state - similar to most beds. He applied the same concept and thus was born -- Excubo.
So, all you folks desperate for a snooze on the subway before your stop comes, or while awaiting the flight, help might be just around the corner. I say round the corner because the jacket is still in patent-pending status. Till then you can watch a clip on the product.