Nominations for IDE student projects Crystal Cabin Award 2017

15 March 2017 by Communication

Two designs for airplane interiors of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft) have been nominated for the Crystal Cabin Award in the category ‘University’. It is the most prestigious international award for excellence in aircraft interior innovation. The award ceremony takes place on 4 April during Aircraft Interiors Expo, where IDE is also represented.

The two nominated designs for the Crystal Cabin Award are:

Myseat (Stefan Akkerman)
Myseat is a boarding system where the passenger connects with the airport and his aircraft seat to give the passenger a less stressful, more personal boarding experience and reduce overall boarding time. The passenger is guided intuitively until seated. The innovation behind myseat is the connection of the passenger with Bluetooth beacons, the  guidance system and the small extra luggage compartment.

Myseat is part of the graduation project ‘Improving boarding efficiency and experience’ of Stefan Akkerman, in cooperation with Zodiac Aerospace and the Horizon 2020 project PASSME, for his master’s degree Integrated Product Design (IPD). His supervisors were Prof. Peter Vink and assistant Prof. Elmer van Grondelle

The Revitalisation System (Vaero Design)
A smart textile module turns the aircraft seat into a game controller, allowing the passenger to move in a playful way and stay refreshed during a long haul flight. The Revitalisation System offers an easy solution for the sitting generation – exercise, have fun and stay seated.

In collaboration with Zodiac Seats US, a team of IPD master students from the TU Delft has designed this integrated product to tackle the discomfort of long haul flights. The students are: Emma Erkelens, Domenico Iacoviello, Max Kersten, David Randles, Lukas Riedel and Emma Wisse. The supervisors were Prof. Peter Vink, teacher Sebastiaan van den Elshout and researcher Joyce Bouwens.

The winners of the Crystal Cabin Award will be announced on 4 April as part of the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.

  • Click here for more information about the Crystal Cabin Award and the nominees

Aircraft Interiors Expo (4-6 april)
In addition to the nominees of the faculty of IDE for the Crystal Cabin Award, IDE will also be represented at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg with three stands. Three student teams will place an experimental interior, with the theme 'Stimulating movement is an opportunity', and do research. Trade fair visitors will be asked for their opinion.

The three subjects:

  • ‘A row of seats facilitating various positions and with different seat cushions’
  • ‘Two bicycle pedals in the aircraft, which are put in the entry area or in a seat row during the flight’
  • ‘With VR glasses you can play a golf game in the entry areas for 10-15 minutes, rows are invited seperately’ 
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