In this project, Elitac Wearables and multiSIM are developing a flight suit with haptic feedback for (co-) pilots and loadmasters on board aircraft and helicopters.
Flying in complex weather conditions takes the utmost from pilots’ perception, such as during snow storms, sand storms or night flights. Until today, the cockpit only uses visual and acoustic information and communication systems, as a result of which the visual system and the hearing of the pilots are regularly overloaded. At the same time, the potential of pilots’ tactile senses is left completely untapped.
With this project an innovative flight suit will be developed by which crucial information such as speed, height and distance can be presented intuitively to the user via vibrations.
The project is in line with the ambitions of the Top Sector High Tech Systems & Materials, the Roadmap Aeronautics 2018-2025.