SkyZen, a new mobile app designed for air
passengers to monitor their health and wellbeing before, during
and after a flight, is now available for download.
conjunction with a Jawbone fitness wristband, the SkyZen app,
with data and analytics supplied by OAG, enables air travelers to
view their activity and sleep patterns throughout the whole flight
“Recent advances in personal health monitoring
give air travelers a great opportunity to track how they respond
to the various stages of a trip. With its global perspective on
the air transport industry, IATA is uniquely placed to develop a
single app which passengers can use across all flights, anywhere
in the world. We are confident SkyZen delivers a completely new
perspective on travel for passengers, with handy tips offering a
fun and interactive way to improve the quality of their flying
experience,” said Tom Windmuller, IATA Senior Vice President for
Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security.
SkyZen is free to
download and use from the Apple iTunes store, and currently works
with the Jawbone health tracker. The Apple Watch and Fitbit
version are expected to be released shortly.
Users of the app only need to
enter their flight number, date and class of travel, and SkyZen
will automatically collect and aggregate the data. Using the data
collected, SkyZen will offer passengers personalized insights on
their flight activity, and strategies to minimize jet lag before
and after flight.
OAG provides the SkyZen mobile app with flight
schedule, status and aviation data. As travelers begin using the
app, OAG will partner with IATA to analyze the sleep and health
habits for specific flight routes, times of day and length, with
the aim to improve the quality of the flying experience.
“We are always looking for ways to improve the passenger
experience, and with a tool like SkyZen and OAG’s detailed
analysis, we are hopeful to provide insights and recommendations
to achieve that goal,” said Mark Clarkson, Business Development
Director for ASPAC of OAG.
See other recent news regarding: