14/05/2014 10:48 BST | Updated 14/05/2014 10:59 BST

This Giant Slingshot Could Be The Future Of Air Travel Comfort

Idan Noyberg and Gal Bulka

Despite all of the modern advances that have made plane travel affordable, comfortable and - let's face it - technically possible, there's still thing virtually no plane ticket can guarantee: privacy.

Now a pair of designers think they have the solution - a massive stretchy 'rubber band'.

The idea behind the B-Tourist is to use a simple piece of fabric wrapped around your headrest to create a privacy curtain, headrest and private cinema all in one.

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The dignity-free device wraps around the passenger in front's headrest, and the back of the wearer's chair. It has a pair of plastic rings which let you choose whether it functions as a closed curtain or a relatively open rest for the head.

Designers Idan Noyberg and Gal Bulka say the concept would make travel more enjoyable and comfortable - though possibly not for the person sitting next to your impassable fabric slingshot who needs to get to the loo.

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For more details on the idea head over to DesignBoom.