‘Cuddle chairs’ may be introduced in airlines soon to help passengers sleep upright during their journey.
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has patented a “transport vehicle upright sleep support system”, which can otherwise be called a cuddle chair, a likely solution to the problem of trying to sleep comfortably on a plane.
According to the patent, which was originally filed in 2013, the support system would be housed in a backpack under the seat and passengers could remove and attach it to the upright seat as needed.
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Passengers can unfold the head cushion, which has a face relief aperture to receive the face, and a chest cushion to support the user’s chest in a forward leaning position.
It also helps avoid the risk of banging into the entertainment console in case the passenger doses off.
The article originally appeared on India Today