EasyJet is bringing wearable technology to the airline industry. In honor of its 20th anniversary, the UK airline teamed up with CuteCircuit to try out cabin crew and engineer uniforms that are covered with LED lights and built-in sensors.
The uniforms include a built-in microphone for easier communication between engineers, cabin crew and pilots. The cabin crew uniforms are encrypted with LEDs on the shoulders that indicate flight number and destination. The LEDs and illuminated hems also function as additional lighting in case of an emergency.
Engineers’ uniforms are dotted with reflective panels and LEDs in the hood to illuminate work areas. Built-in video cameras enable them to send pictures to other engineers to help diagnose problems. Lastly, air quality and barometer sensors allow them to monitor work environments and create charts of air quality in various cities.
EasyJet will start a trial of the uniforms early next year.
EasyJet is a budget airline founded in 1995, and is considered the UK’s biggest airline based on the number of passengers carried. CuteCircuit was started by London-based designers Ryan Genz and Francesca Rosella. The brand rose to fame after debuting a variety of wearable pieces at New York Fashion Week.
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