benjamin hubert unveils app-controlled seating concept for airbus
 

benjamin hubert unveils app-controlled seating concept for airbus

benjamin hubert of strategic creative agency layer has conceptualized an economy class seating prototype for airbus driven by smart textiles. entitled ‘move’, the envisioned design allows passengers to monitor and control various factors including seat tension and temperature.

benjamin hubert unveils app-controlled seating concept for airbus

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the move concept was 18 months in development and is part of an ongoing relationship between layer and airbus dedicated to rethinking the flying experience. the concept hopes to create the optimum comfort by allowing passengers to customize their seat. ‘move’ utilises smart textiles which are connected to sensors and the accompanying app, also designed by layer, enabling passengers to monitor and control variables.

benjamin hubert unveils app-controlled seating concept for airbus

 

 

the app also prompts passengers with targeted messages encouraging them to move throughout the flight in order to improve comfort. these messages include actions to get up and move around the cabin to improve circulation, when and how to do in-seat stretches, and reminders to stay hydrated to regulate temperature.

benjamin hubert unveils app-controlled seating concept for airbus

 

 

the prototype comprises a lightweight perforated composite frame with a knitted, one-piece sling seat suspended over it. the seat cover is digitally knitted to form a smart textile with integrated conductive yarn which has zones of various density knit that offer different levels of support to the body. throughout the journey, the move seat automatically adjusts based on passenger weight, size, and movement to maintain optimal ergonomic comfort. this is made possible by passing current through the conductive yarn to vary the seat tension.

benjamin hubert unveils app-controlled seating concept for airbus

 

 

benjamin hubert’s design has a positive effect on the environmental impact of flying too. the lightweight, adaptable seat structure reduces the on-board weight of the aircraft, resulting in significant fuel savings and a greener approach. the smart textile seat cover is constructed from a polyester wool blend – for heat regulation, robustness, and tactility – with integrated conductive yarn. the frame is crafted from aircraft grade aluminium and carbon fibre. this construction allows a significant reduction in the use of traditional foams which add weight and are difficult to recycle.

 

benjamin hubert unveils app-controlled seating concept for airbus

 

benjamin hubert unveils app-controlled seating concept for airbus

 

benjamin hubert unveils app-controlled seating concept for airbus

 

benjamin hubert unveils app-controlled seating concept for airbus

 

benjamin hubert unveils app-controlled seating concept for airbus

 

benjamin hubert unveils app-controlled seating concept for airbus

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