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British Airways tracks flyers’ moods with ‘happiness blanket’.
Apparently, flyers are like babies. Give us food and put us to sleep, and we’re happy.
That’s the overarching conclusion out of an experiment conducted by British Airways which hooked passengers up with portable neurosensors and a “happiness blanket” that was designed to show people’s emotions.
When the fibre optics woven into the blanket turned red, flight attendants knew that the passengers were feeling stressed and anxious.
Blue blankets were a sign that the passenger was feeling calm and relaxed.
Piloted on a flight from London to New York, passengers were hooked up with the sensors which measured the electrical fluctuations in brain neurons to measure levels of well-being.
Researchers found that people were happiest when eating and drinking, and most relaxed when in slumber.
The blankets meanwhile are being used only to collect data and will not be used by flight attendants to gauge people’s moods. – AFP Relaxnews
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