A similarly unusual product, the TruRest, was designed to allow users to sleep face-forward on airplanes. Designer Chloe Hill first started sketching the concept over a decade ago, after taking a long-haul flight.
Hill, who has a degree in Communication Design, says she then worked with industrial designers and engineers to prototype the thing:
Here's the finished product:
It's designed to be clipped to a tray table for support, which I'm a little iffy on:
Nevertheless, the $145 object has been successfully Kickstarted. At press time there was still 11 days left to pledge.
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I'm always surprised when something like this makes it over the finish line. If any of you reading this have better ideas for projects—and I know some of you do—do consider crowdfunding it.
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