Product Safety Expert Avoids Political Paralyses by Creating Common-sense Invention to Ease Anxiety Over the Fear of Mass Shootings.
Practical Protection, a Washington-based startup has created an imaginitive, people-first product to provide protection against school & workplace shootings. The invention, called the CoverMe-Seat, is a sturdy but light seat that turns into a bullet-resistant vest. All in all, converting from seat to vest takes only a few seconds. The portable seat preserves the wearer’s front and back from the most powerful handgun rounds and with the addition of a rear plate it can stop ammunition shot from the commonly-used AR-15, which enables it to be a safer choice than the alternatives.
“There’s not a single person who wants to think about how to keep themselves protected in a workplace or school shooting situation,” stated Aaron Ansel, the company’s founder. “Our government leaders need to implement bipartisan regulatory reform, which we fully support, but until that occurs, this is an effective, timely solution that doesn’t require any laws to start using.”
CoverMe-Seat overcomes the shortcomings of bulletproof shields and backpacks because it provides protection to the front and back of the user. Furthermore, with the optional back plate, the wearer is protected AR-15 rounds, something that almost no bulletproof product can do, at least not practically. The seat weighs 5.5 pounds, or about the same as a bag of potatos.
One of the Co-Founders, Andrew Enke is an engineer who has years of experience in the medical device industry. “I designed the CoverMe-Seat to be both effective and simple. Our premise was that nobody is going to want to wear a bulletproof coat every morning. With the CoverMe-Seat, we sought to surmount the misconception that protection requires compromise.”
The portable seat can be purchased now for $100 on the web at covermeseat.com/purchase.