Posted on: 09 June 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has created an app called SkyZen which, when used in conjunction with a Jawbone fitness wristband, allows passengers to monitor their health and wellbeing before, during, and after a flight.“Recent advances in personal health monitoring give air travellers a great opportunity to track how they respond to the various stages of a trip. With its global perspective on the air transport industry, IATA is uniquely placed to develop a single app, which passengers can use across all flights, anywhere in the world,” stated Tom Windmuller, IATA’s SVP for airport, passenger, cargo and security. “We are confident SkyZen delivers a completely new perspective on travel for passengers, with handy tips offering a fun and interactive way to improve the quality of their flying experience.”SkyZen is free to download from the Apple iTunes store. Although it currently only works with the Jawbone health tracker, the Apple Watch and Fitbit version will be released shortly. Users need to enter their flight number, date and class of travel, and SkyZen will automatically collect and aggregate data on their activities and sleep patterns throughout the flight experience. Using the data collected, SkyZen will offer passengers personalised insights on their flight activity and strategies to minimise jet lag before and after flight.
Pictured: Tony Tyler, IATA president