Remember Hall’s chart of proxemics? He measured the distance that people stand from each other in terms of personal space, public space and intimate space, and also looked at how this was affected by sex and culture. Well if you have strict boundary issues you’ll be thrilled to bits with the No Contact Jacket, which helps you maintain distance from undesirables.
It’s powered by a 9 volt battery and has been created to be a ‘ wearable defensive jacket’ to protect women from violence. If an intruder comes to close to you, merely activate the jacket through a panel on the arm, and they”ll receive 80,000 volts into their arm, which should make them less touchy feely.
The No Contact Jacket is a great social tool for establishing what boundaries we create and which are dictated to us by society, culture and fashion, but I think it’s best for deterring groping hands. The fact that it looks kinda stylish in a snowboarding meets street way is a bonus!
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By Zara Rabinowicz | June 3rd, 2008