Researchers develop airplane seats with climate control

08/30/2012 | (India)

Passengers may be able to control the climate on planes with new technology that will be showcased at the Berlin air show. "[P]assengers can set their own personal comfort temperatures through the seat heaters, just like the ones we find in cars today," said Gunnar Grün, a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP. "And there is seat ventilation that draws in heat and moisture between body and seat, thus keeping the seat comfortably cool."

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