‘Girlfriend Coat’ Hugs Lonely People [Video]

‘Girlfriend Coat’ Hugs Lonely People [Video]

Japanese students design a coat that simulates an embrace from behind.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 11 april 2013

Need a hug, but don’t have anyone in your life? Maybe you can give these guys a call and ask them about their latest invention, the Girlfriend Coat. Japanese students from the University of Tsukuba have designed a coat that simulates being hugged from behind.

The coat is fitted with a neon-colored belt and comes with USB headphones. A machine then pulls on the belt to simulate the feeling of being hugged from behind and an anime-sounding girl pipes phrases like “I’m sorry I’m late!” through the headset.



The coat is called a Riajyuu Coat. Riajyuu literally translates to “someone who is pleased with their life outside the internet.” According to the project engineer Hikaru Sugira, the point of the coat is so that everyone can have that feeling of having a girlfriend.

Watch the video below to see how this coat works.

Hikaru  Sugira

Images via xbatusai


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