A new type of airline seat could be about to make economy flights more bearable.
French firm Thales has developed an expansive 21.3-inch touchscreen named Digital Sky that hopes to bring a new level of immersion to your in-flight movies and games.
The enormous display is built to fit into the back of a standard economy seat.
As a result of its portrait orientation, movies only span a small portion of the 21.3-inch touchscreen, since they are laid out horizontally.
However other built-in apps make full use of the massive Digital Sky screen. And the on-screen menu uses the space to list all of the personal entertainment options.
The user interface is designed to expand across the 21.3-inch touchscreen The in-flight entertainment tech was unveiled at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg earlier this week.
Photographs of Digital Sky reveal a slew of entertainment options, including an interactive journey map, onboard shop options, movies, live television, games and magazines.
The working prototype also offers video meditation and destination services to give you a glimpse of your destination before you get there.
Since the seat uses LCD technology – the new economy chairs shouldn’t be too expensive to implement in existing planes.
Live TV, Magazines and Games are all provided via the 21.3-inch touchscreen Thales have yet to announce any launch partners for the touchscreen-centric economy flight.