A team of Japanese engineering students has invented a ‘fulfillment coat’ that may be perfect for those lonely souls in search of girlfriends — like, for example, Japanese engineering students.
The girlfriend coat is called the “Riajyuu Coat,” which comes from the slang term meaning “someone who is pleased with their life outside the Internet.”
The device looks like a normal coat except for its neon-colored belt, which users fasten around the waist. A machine then winds the belt to simulate the feeling of being hugged from behind. As you feel the squeeze, the headphone that comes with the coat whispers pre-recorded words such as “I am sorry, were you waiting?” and “ Watch your back!” into your ears.
“The concept of this device is everyone can get the feeling [of] having a girlfriend,” hardware engineer Hikaru Sugiura said.
Looking to add this device to your personal wardrobe? Don’t hold your breath. For now, it’s unclear whether the coat is a serious product or joke among friends, although the YouTube video’s lighthearted tone suggests the latter.
Would you use the girlfriend coat? 🙂
Watch the Girlfriend coat video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuYNcbpqQkg