Finnsecurity, Kupla Coat, 2009
The concept of the Kupla Coat is designed to provide effective, discreet and easy-to-use fall protection integrated into a common article of clothing used daily in outdoor, icy environments. The specific use situation of the Kupla Coat occurs when the user senses an increased risk of falling. He or she can then activate the protective system hidden inside the jacket by the press of a single button located on the sleeve of the jacket. The press of the button inflates three air cushions inside the jacket providing the user protection against hip and head injuries in the case of a fall. After the perceived risk of falling decreases, the user can then press the button again to deflate the air cushions and bring the jacket back to its normal stage.