Layer’s smart Move seating for Airbus created by revolutionary fabric that could make flying economy more pleasant.
Benjamin Hubert’s Layer studio presents Move seat, offering smart flying for low-budget trips.
The smart seat developed for the airplane manufacturer Airbus, using intelligent materials like smart textiles, carbon fibre and aluminium, features more stowage space than regular seating, works in conjunction with a personal app.
The digitally-knitted seat cover uses a smart textile in combination with sensors to enable passengers to monitor and control various factors – including seat tension, temperature, pressure and movement – using the Move app, also designed by Layer. Throughout the journey, Move analyses data and automatically adjusts to the passenger to maintain optimal ergonomic comfort. Move can also be configured by both airline and passenger to fit a wide variety of user needs.
The lightweight, adaptable seat structure reduces the on-board weight of the aircraft, resulting in significant fuel savings and a greener approach to flying. This forward-thinking functionality is the result of an extensive research programme conducted to highlight and solve the main “pain points” of flying.