British Airways have designed a blanket that changes colour to reflect a passenger’s mood.
The wool blanket – called The Happiness Blanket - is embedded with tiny fibre optic LEDs that change colour based on brainwaves transmitted via Bluetooth from a band worn on a passenger’s head.
The blanket shows a crimson colour when the passenger is unhappy or agitated and emits a blue colour to reflect a passenger’s calm state of being.
Could you see yourself snuggling down for a long flight using this?
First of all, we’re pretty sure that airline crews don’t need a blanket to tell them that a passenger is unhappy. Two, we can’t imagine passengers would be happy to add to their discomfort on a long-haul flight by wearing a headband. Three, surely money spent on better food, reliable inflight entertainment and increased leg room would create a better mood on a flight than blue colour-emitting blankets?
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