Airline body Iata develops SkyZen app to counter jet lag

Airline body Iata develops SkyZen app to counter jet lag

An app aimed at helping reduce jet lag has been developed by Iata.

The SkyZen app, used in conjunction with a ‘Jawbone’ fitness wristband, enables passengers to view their activity and sleep patterns throughout each flight.

“Helpful hints” will enable users to improve their travel experience and combat jet lag when crossing time zones, according to the airline trade body.

Users of the app enter their flight number, date and class of travel, and SkyZen will automatically collect and aggregate the data.

Using the data collected, the app will offer passengers personalised insights on their flight activity and strategies to minimize jet lag before and after their flight.

SkyZen is free to download and use from the Apple iTunes store, and works with the Jawbone health tracker.

An Apple Watch and Fitbit version will also be released shortly, according to Iata.

Tom Windmuller, senior vice president for airport, passenger, cargo and security, said: “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.

“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.”

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