Ergonomic Travel Jacket with Integrated Wearable Technology
Ergonomic Travel Jacket with Integrated Wearable Technology
Jacket with smart pump to inflate ergonomic air chambers in the hood, charge your phone, and play your music. Controlled by mobile app.
Jacket with smart pump to inflate ergonomic air chambers in the hood, charge your phone, and play your music. Controlled by mobile app. Read more
About this project
Live Comfy began as a vision to create a modern product for the modern traveler. We began by incorporating an innovative air system into the hood of a fashionable jacket. This allowed us to introduce additional technologies to its design, such as a portable battery pack and digital music hub.
The Live Comfy Jacket utilizes air suspension and responsive materials that are both lightweight and comfortable to gently cradle your head. The hood is interwoven with individually designed air chambers that, when deflated, allow it to feel and act naturally.
When inflated, however, the compact air chambers optimize support physics by creating ergonomic contours that conform to the shape of your head, providing even weight distribution and reducing pressure points.
The air chambers are formed by molecular bonding to ensure long-lasting durability. Internal tubing runs discreetly from the hood of the jacket to the media pocket along the seams of the zipper.
The introduction of an air system allowed us to bridge the gap of textiles and technology, extending the functionality of your clothing.
A compact smart pump (concept design above) quietly inflates the air chambers then shuts off for silent operation. The internal mechanics of the pump have been designed and tested, and can be seen below.
The pump is rechargeable via the micro USB port and is easily removed for machine washability.
To complement the pump’s functionality we have incorporated an audio jack and USB port into its intuitive design, enabling you to listen to music wirelessly and charge your mobile devices on the go.
We have also taken advantage of Bluetooth technology, allowing you to operate the pump manually or via our mobile app.
We recognize that the pump’s ingenuity can only be fully embraced if its operation is as seamless as its design, which is why we are developing an app for both Android and iOS.
The app’s user-friendly interface is task-oriented to reduce navigation. You can select a precise level of pressure based on individual preferences using the centrally located pressure gauge. Additionally, you can wirelessly enjoy your favorite music libraries, streaming applications, or our app’s included ambient sounds.
While special consideration was given to the jacket’s practical functions and features, we did not sacrifice our aesthetic agenda. Upholding a traditional look with modern advancements in lightweight, durable construction, our jacket is meticulously assembled with streamlined designs and innovative technical fabric.
It is tailored to be clean and simple, we kept the silhouette trim with tapered seams in the chest and waist for a contemporary feel and fit. The exterior is woven from a finely textured cotton-blend while the interior is crafted from an ultra soft microfiber liner.
An internal media pocket protects the pump and streamlines headphone wires for hands-free listening. Two symmetrical pockets and an external chest pocket with hidden zippers and pull-tabs add subtle sophistication. Finally, a woven drawstring with gunmetal tips lends understated, signature refinement.
Every jacket comes with a 100% pure silk eye mask. Its gentle and easy-to-adjust headband won't get caught in your hair like masks made with Velcro. It’s the perfect travel accessory so that you can enjoy uninterrupted sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.
A detailed sizing chart with specific size dimensions will be provided at the end of our campaign.
Our Limited Edition Live Comfy Kickstarter T-Shirt is only available through this campaign. Like our jacket it is made from sleek, lightweight fabric and has a trim fit for a modern feel and look. Crafted from a soft, breathable microfiber, our T-Shirt is ideal for travel.
The idea for a travel jacket emerged from a red eye flight Jason, our founder, took to NYC. Uncomfortable from the rigid seating and cramped conditions, Jason attempted to scrunch his jacket into a makeshift pillow. Not happy with the result, he began brainstorming ideas for a more “comfy” solution. We first tried weaving memory foam strips into the hood, but it was too heavy and created a strain on the user’s neck. We then looked into developing an integrated air system in the hood, and spent months refining its ergonomic design. We’re excited to share our designs and ideas, but we need YOUR HELP to make our vision a reality!
We are a group of recent college graduates aspiring to make careers out of this endeavor. All three of us travel often and have become weary of cramped and ill-fitting airplane seats. Not wanting to lug along silly neck pillows or cumbersome blankets, we knew there had to be a better solution than the current product offerings that fill up any frequent flier’s carry on. Live Comfy is our solution; the battle to get comfortable at 30,000 feet is finally over.
Risks and challenges
The images depicted above are prototypes of our final product and are subject to change as we refine the design and fabrics used. We assure you any changes will be for the benefit of you, the end-user. We are committed to creating the most comfortable, technologically advanced travel jacket, and will not stop short of perfection.
The pump design is constantly being fine-tuned in an attempt to make it as compact and energy efficient as possible. The internal mechanics have already been developed, but the exterior design might change as we adjust the layout and size of the internal components. The functionality of the pump, however, will remain the same.
Our supply chain has been established, and our manufacturers have been determined. Our manufacturers have helped us engineer and test the prototypes shown on this page, and so they understand the product and our high expectations. We anticipate being able to begin production shortly after our Kickstarter campaign ends, but this happens to occur during the busy season for manufacturers fulfilling holiday orders. Consequentially, we might experience a slight delay in being able to ship your order. We will do our best to avoid this scenario.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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