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EasyJet Turns To Wearable Tech For Smart Uniforms

Michael Moore joined TechWeek Europe in January 2014 as a trainee before graduating to Reporter later that year. He covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to mobile devices, wearable tech, the Internet of Things, and financial technology.

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New LED-packed uniforms for cabin crew and engineers will be trialled next year to celebrate low cost airlines 20th birthday

EasyJet staff will soon be sporting a smart uniform which includes several wearable technology devices.

To mark its 20th birthday, the airline has teamed up with fashion tech company CuteCircuit to develop the new outfits for its cabin crew and engineers, which will be trialled next year

Flying high

easyJet New Wearable Tech Uniform 2The new cabin crew uniforms will come with LED lights on the jacket lapels to display important information like flight numbers and destinations, and also feature lights on the shoulders and illuminated hems to provide additional lighting in an emergency.

They will also come with in-built microphones to improve communication between the crew, pilots and passengers.

“Our crew’s primary concern is for the safety of all passengers so it is really exciting to be working on this pioneering new technology which could transform the capability of our uniforms, helping crew to be more easily identified in an emergency as well as helping them to provide great service to passengers,” said Tina Milton, head of cabin crew for EasyJet.

Ground staff will also be equipped with jackets featuring LED lights in the cuffs to help with aircraft movement on the ground.

EASYJET 20th ANNIVERSARYNEW FUTURE TECH SUITS UNVEILEDAs for engineers, their LEDs will be packed into the jacket hoods to illuminate work areas and leave both hands free for aircraft inspections and maintenance, as well as an in-built video camera to allow for the remote diagnosis of technical issues along with surround sound and a microphone for better communications.

Their uniform also features highly reflective laser cut decoration to ensure they stay visible out on the tarmac, and also comes with an air quality sensor and barometer features to help engineers monitor their work environment and create a map of air quality in different cities for passengers’ information.

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