Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Video

British Airways Says It Could Distribute A ‘Digital Pill’ That Monitors Passenger Health and Happiness

Travelers Today       By    Nicole Ynayan

Updated: Nov 30, 2016 02:21 AM EST

Text Size: A A A

Modern technology has once again come up with a new way to further improve the travel industry in the form of a digestible pill monitor. British Airways may be among the first airlines to begin serving digital pills that will monitor overall passenger well-being.

The digestible sensor, designed by researchers in MIT, allows the monitoring of vitals such as stomach acid levels, body temperature, heart rate, and sleep phases. These levels are communicated via a wearable patch, attached to the patient or passenger.

The digital pill was initially designed for medical purposes and medical state monitoring. It was meant to provide doctors with ways to fully monitor their patients to see if they were following instructions regarding medication, diet, and other health practices.

As stated by Telegraph UK, the travel industry hopes that the successful implementation of this new "digital pill monitoring" will improve passenger travel experiences. Through the monitoring of these different body levels, airlines may check on passengers' states and adjust meals, temperature, and in-flight entertainment as it is fit.

The main goal of the digital pill movement is in support of British Airways' efforts to remove jet lag from passengers travelling in long cross-continent flights According to The Times, airline hopes that the pill will enable cabin crews to monitor passengers' sleep patterns and overall comfort during flights.

A similar practice has been implemented by Virgin Atlantic with the use of a patent application known as the "Jet Lag Fighter" app. The application provides a system that facilitates the control and personalization of passenger environment during flights.

British Airways believes that the gathered in-flight data could help understand and further improve passenger eating, sleeping, and positioning during travel. The proposed digestible sensors may inform crew of any impending discomfort or health conditions in passengers.

The pill is roughly the size of an almond and is composed of several small microphones encased in silicon. As stated by researchers, the pill is capable of naturally passing through the human digestive system in the span of one or two days.

See Now: The U.S. had the highest number of Most Wanted properties, dominating the Hotels.com Loved By Guests Awards 2018

Tags
digital pill , digital pill british airways , british airways digital pill , digital pill sensor , new digital pill monitor , digital pill monitor , british airways , british airways pill monitor , british airways digital monitor , british airways health monitor
© 2023 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Most Popular

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Planning for a trip takes some time, even if it's just you g

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

If you have never traveled before but are thinking of doing so then

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

So there are a few islands that can be found off the Sco

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

You need to know how to plan appropriately and

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

A campus visit's significance could not be overstated. After all, fo

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

Having a gallery wall brings plenty of benefits to your

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

There is something equally relaxing and invigorati

Photo by Erik Odiin on Unsplash

Things That Will Help Cost-Conscious Vacationers Save Money

There are several ways you can significan

Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels

How to Make Vet Visits Affordable in 2022

If the situation is minor, you might be lucky and get away

Photo by Tim Samuel from Pexels

Know Your Florida Driving Rules

There is so much to do in the region, but we want to focus on some of

Photo by Ging Ang from Pexels

Holidaying in your own Country: Try these Fun Trips!

Many countries are opening their borders, but if

Photo by Jessica Lewis Creative from Pexels

The Best Tech Tools for Expats

Here’s a quick look at most versatile tech tools for expats on the m

Photo by Tobi from Pexels

How to Turn a Road Trip Into A Luxury Adventure

But a road trip doesn’t have to mean living on the

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Do you want to become a citizen of Australia

Hair transplant Istanbul: Why is it so popular?

Hair Transplant Istanbul: Why is it so Popular?

Getting a hair transplant in Istanbul is affordable i

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

They are incredibly expensive, and they’re also in sh

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

International trade holds great importance in a

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

Riesling is Germany’s best-known wine, but the country makes other fi

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

There is nothing like the great outdoors –– nature

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

Who knew you could pack your entire life away into one litt

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

San Diego is a magnificent place, and it would not be

travelers today

© 2023 TRAVELERS TODAY All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics