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AirBorn is a seat for infants who fly in a commercial aircrafts. There is no safe solution on the market today. When it comes to comfort for both… Read More
AirBorn is a seat for infants who fly in a commercial aircrafts. There is no safe solution on the market today. When it comes to comfort for both parent and child, this is an area with great potential. Increasing the comfort of an infant often benefits the rest of the passengers as well. Read Less
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AirBorn is a seat for infants who fly in a commercial aircrafts. There is no safe solution on the market today. When it comes to comfort for both parent and child, this is an area with great potential. Increasing the comfort of an infant often benefits the rest of the passengers as well. AirBorn can be used in three ways.
 
22 million infants fly this year and 43,8 million infants will fly in the year 2020 that is 120 000 babies every day.
This project proposes a solution that increases the comfort and safety for both parent and child by: -placing the infant in a safer position, protecting the infant from impact with low-tech aircushions, -securing the infants’ head at impact and during emergency evacuations and -by providing a safe and easy to use alternative to the lifejacket.
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This project proposes a solution that increases the comfort and safety for both parent and child by: -placing the infant in a safer position, protecting the infant from impact with low-tech aircushions, -securing the infants’ head at impact and during emergency evacuations and -by providing a safe and easy to use alternative to the lifejacket.
The final concept allows for tree different areas of use:
 
- On the bulkhead wall, the seat is lowered in the unlikely case of an emergency to clear the adult’s crash zone and protect the infant from the adult and flying objects.
 
- Placed on the armrest of the airline seat (in this case the infant and the seat is attached to the adults belt). The lifejacket is inflated before impact and acts as an impact distributor over the infant’s body. This allows for more seats since the bulkhead seats are very limited.
 
- Placed on its own passenger seat (the parents will have to purchase an extra seat) The Airborn would be working as an infant car seat.