British Airways has invented the “happiness blanket”, which tracks the emotions of customers while flying by utilizing fiber optics woven into the material and gauging electrical fluctuations in the brain.
Data is recorded through a headpiece worn by the passenger, which is then sent to the fiber optics woven into the blanket.
The whole idea is to figure out why some people get anxious when flying while others are happy, and to make the entire flying experience more enjoyable.
In fact, the blanket changes colors based on specific emotions, red for anxious and blue for relaxed and/or happy.
British Airways has already started testing the new “happiness blanket” and the results have been fairly obvious.
People seem uneasy at take-off and happy when they are eating, drinking, sleeping or watching lighthearted movies.
Only time will tell whether this blanket technology is here to stay or yet another innovation that fails to catch on.