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Integrated Jet lag Minimisation Scheduler

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245227D
Publication Date: 2016-Feb-19
Document File: 4 page(s) / 101K

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Abstract

Jet lag is a medical condition caused by long haul flights across several timezones. It is usually associated with symptoms such as tiredness, lack of concentration, sleep deprivation and headaches. This impacts groups like business travellers who can find themselves in a work situation when their body clock believes it should be night time. This invention describes a system and process that can assist with combating these systems through sceintific based techniques, thgouth an integrated IT system.

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Integrated Jet lag Minimisation Scheduler

Jet lag is a medical condition caused by long haul flights across several timezones. It is usually associated with symptoms such as tiredness, lack of concentration, sleep deprivation and headaches. This impacts groups like business travellers who can find themselves in a work situation when their body clock believes it should be night time.

While not possible to eliminate, there are are many documented ways to help reduce the effects of travel associated jet lag. These include altering sleep, lighting and meal patterns during travel or on arrival, as well as medical options such as sleeping medication.

Modern airlines are reasonably effective on their set routes at creating an optimal transient environment by well planned lighting an meal patterns, and while this works fairly well for a group of local travellers boarding a single flight and terminating at a fixed destination, it is not particularly effective for travellers on multi-leg journeys. For example, for a traveller flying from Sydney, Australia, to Heathrow, UK, with a stopover in Singapore, the airline would try to align their patterns with Singapore time rather than GMT during the first flight, The second flight would assume that they were already accustomed to the local time in Singapore when trying to get them in sync with the UK time zone.

The system described below combines a database/schedule which tracks the traveller's location in near-real time as well as other vital signs, and plans a transition from departure to final destination which takes in to account individual needs.

This invention consists of a cloud based service which an individual traveller can interact with via a mobile phone, computer, tablet or other device. The system is interfaces with the ticketing and in-flight computer system for airlines and other travel providers. Using data from the user's mobile device location services and health/fitness data from any wearable sensors, the system can create a bespoke transition schedule based on upcoming t...