Memmingen, 26th March 2023 – ACM Aerospace (Aircraft Cabin Modification GmbH) has launched "activeRest," a meditation app that can be integrated into the entertainment system of aircraft and delivers tailored feedback to passengers through real-time analysis of vital signs (ECG). This makes the company increasingly an innovative technology developer in aviation.
Passengers using the "activeRest" app developed by ACM Aerospace receive guided meditations tailored to their needs and clear feedback through visualization of important vital signs (ECG). The combination of live vital sign tracking with the entertainment system is a completely new form of interaction for passengers, significantly improving the in-flight experience and well-being.
Passengers can conduct a short survey in the "activeRest" app on board. Information on age, perceived stress level, experience with meditation, and flight duration is queried. Based on this information, as well as real-time measured vital signs, customized meditation exercises are suggested. Alternatively, a range of standard meditation exercises can be selected from the archive.
After successful completion, the efficiency and success of the exercises are displayed through feedback analysis. This is made possible by a specially developed sensor textile integrated into the corresponding airplane seats.
The origin of this development lies in an innovation initiative by ACM Aerospace, which was started years ago. "Air travelers still experience little innovation that is truly noticeable and adds value on board airplanes," says Roger Hohl, Managing Director of ACM Aerospace. "Through extensive studies and research, we have developed an exciting system that offers advantages for passengers and airlines alike," Hohl continues. This transforms ACM Aerospace from a traditional international aviation supplier to a technology developer.
According to Travel Daily News, 55% of adults who have recently flown state that flying is more stressful than going to work and that they feel generally uncomfortable. In addition, the National Institute of Mental Health reports that 25% of air passengers experience flight anxiety. In recent years, airlines have increasingly focused on improving the well-being of passengers. Airlines are investing in providing passengers with a more relaxed travel experience and recognize that flying itself is a significant source of discomfort and stress for many passengers.
In the last 10 years, the number of adults practicing meditation in Europe and the United States has tripled. As claimed by Harvard Education, studies have shown benefits for a variety of conditions, including stress, anxiety, and sleep problems.
There are several meditation apps on the market, and some airlines integrate meditation videos into their in-flight entertainment system. However, ACM Aerospace is the first company to launch a meditation app that provides concrete feedback based on the passenger's vital signs, creating a unique, immersive experience for passengers.
- Promotes Health: Improves passenger’s well-being by reducing stress, anxiety and extending the deep sleep phase (REM).
- Passenger experience: The interaction with the entertainment system that merges a meditation app with receiving actual feedback based on live vital parameters (ECG) is a unique experience. In addition, the passengers enjoy a minor ”health check-up” by observing their vital signs.
- Economic Benefits: Higher customer loyalty. New perception of the airline due to close interaction with an interactive system that individually reacts to passengers actions and enhances their well-being.
- Easy & Fast: Activation and integrability takes place via the existing entertainment system.