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Delta Demos Light Shower That Cures Jet Lag

The airline is showing off a concept shower at TED that recreates the effects of sunlight to help people recover from a long flight.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on February 28, 2013.

In a demo at the TED conference in Long Beach, California, Delta showed off a concept shower that could be used to help passengers recover from jet lag. It uses light to alter the body’s internal clock, similar to the Re-Timer glasses.

The ‘Photon Shower’ is a light chamber designed by Wieden + Kennedy New York with the help of sleep expert Dr. Russell Foster, who held a talk at TED to outline his research on how light can be used to realign our body clocks after long flights.

Delta Demos Shower That Alleviates Jet Lag With Light Therapy

Travelers can input their flight information into the ‘Photon Shower’ and it will adjust for their individual needs based on flight time and what their body is feeling.

Ad Age reports that it provides a light sequence that recreates the effects of sunlight to alleviate jet lag and provide a pick-me-up for tired travelers. In the future, the shower could be an offering by the airline to help improve the flying experience.

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