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Smart Technologies for stress free AiR Travel

Objective

Passenger comfort is clearly a main factor in user's acceptance of transportation systems. An individual's reaction to a vehicle environment depends not only on the physical inputs but also on the characteristics of the individual. The findings of a number of passenger's surveys and comfort related research indicate that there is not a universal optimal setting for comfort related parameters in a plane. Hence individual passengers are always likely to have certain conflicting requirements as perception for comfort is affected by a variety of factors - sex, gender and ethnicity among the most important ones.

SEAT promotes a radically new concept where passenger comfort is taken to a new level. The SEAT system will develop smart responsive seats and interior environment with the capability of detecting physiological and psychological changes of passenger's condition in real time. This in turn will be analysed and appropriate adjustments such as temperature control, air ventilation, seat parameters etc. put in place. Furthermore each passenger will be able to create its own retrieve with personal entertainment and office characteristics in place.

The entire approach is to create an environment that responds to the individual requirements and desires and is not centrally controlled or manually adjusted. A prototype of this new system is to be demonstrated to the public at the end of the project. The design will allow to significantly increased the sense of comfort through: the creation of a "smart seat" that adapts the climatic characteristic to the passenger physiological status; integrated physiological monitoring system with health alert options; development of a system for active/passive vibration dampening; development of interactive entertainment; and development of fully integrated cabin passenger services.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics/fluid dynamics
  • /social sciences/sociology/anthropology/ethnology
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics/computational fluid dynamics

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-AERO-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Address
Exhibition Road, South Kensington Campus
London
United Kingdom

Participants (11)

Acustica y Telecomunicaciones SL
Spain
Address
P.i. Benieto Calle Del Transporte 12
Gandía (Valencia)
Antecuir SL
Spain
Address
Avenida. Del Ferrocarril S/n
Muro De Alcoy
Asociacion de Investigacion de la Industria Textil - Aitex
Spain
Address
Plaza Emilio Sala 1
Alcoy
Asociacion de Investigacion para la Industria del Calzado y Conexas - INESCOP
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial Campo Alto
Elda-alicante
Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke v Praze
Czechia
Address
Zicova 4
Praha 6
Design Hosting Software Ltd
Ireland
Address
18 Dame Street
Dublin 2
Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zuerich
Queen Mary and Westfield College - University of London
United Kingdom
Address
Mile End Road
London
Starlab Barcelona SL
Spain
Address
Edifici De L'observatori Fabra, Cami De L' Observatori S/n
Barcelona
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Netherlands
Address
Den Dolech 2 5612 Az
Eindhoven
Thales Avionics SA
France
Address
Rue De Villiers, 45
Neuilly Sur Seine