Airbus files for anti-jetlag patent

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

People have tried to reduce or eliminate jetlag ever since the invention of air travel. Some use special protein diets while others blast themselves with "daylight" spectrum lights. Now Airbus, the European jumbo jet maker, has filed for a patent on a jetlag reducing airplane seat.

US Patent Application #20060145457 says that airplane seats could be outfitted with devices to generate electromagnetic fields. The fields could, as the patent claims, "prevent and reduce the occurrence of jet lag, reduce the danger of passengers suffering from thrombosis, and increase general well-being by promoting relaxation, sleep and stress reduction."

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