The H2O Coat

Awesome coat called the Raincatchthat catches/stores rainwater and purifies it for drinking.

Designed by students at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID).

The collar of the coat catches the rainwater.

The water passes through a charcoal and chemical filtration system.

Purified water is then stored around the hips of the coat where it can be distributed and easily carried.

A straw is built in and provided for easy drinking.

I like this for its functionality as survival gear and its practicality as a user-centric product.

One thing I would add is a place to put the Coca-Cola syrup to give it a little extra pick me up. 😉

Very cool–good job!

Clean Water From A Bicycle

 

Love this product called The Aquaductfor helping people in developing countries get clean water. 

Using the power of pedaling, water that is loaded into the back of the bike is “cycled” through a filter and run into the clean container in the front. 

This can be done by actually riding the bike home with the water or refilling the clean container in stationary mode. 

The Aquaduct reminds me of some similar products that I saw and bloggedabout in July at a Peace Corps exhibit that used bicycles for shelling corn and charging cell phones. 

What’s great about The Aquaduct is that is a simple, all-in-one solution that transports, filters, and stores water–it was the winning entry (out of 102) in the Google Innovate or Diecompetition. 

For 1.1 billion people without clean water in the world, The Aquaduct solves the problem for transporting and sanitizing water. 

In Judaism, we say “Mayim Chaim”–that water is life, and this innovative pedal-powered transit and filtration machine can help bring life-saving water to the masses.