IATA has launched an app aimed at reducing jet lag and improving the health of frequent travellers.
The Skyzen app, which is used in conjunction with a ‘Jawbone’ fitness wristband, enables travellers to view their activity and sleep patterns throughout the whole flight.
IATA said helpful hints will enable users to “improve their travel experience and combat jet lag when crossing time zones”.
The app will use data and analytics supplied by aviation data provider OAG.
“The SkyZen app will provide huge benefits to the frequent business traveller,” said OAG CEO Phil Callow.
“The more often a person flies, particularly on long-haul flights, the more data is collected in order to generate valuable insights into their travelling habits.
“Based on data provided by the App and the wearable technology, SkyZen will advise travellers on the best time to sleep before and during a flight and is a great step towards ensuring they not only enjoy their travels, but prosper from them too,” he said.
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 will be released shortly.
Users of the app need to enter their flight number, date and class of travel, and SkyZen will automatically collect and aggregate the data. Using the data collected, it will offer passengers personalised insights on their flight activity, and strategies to minimise jet lag before and after flight.