Team Move_EZ third at Airbus #flyyourideas Competition
Four Politecnico students have designed an innovative aircraft seat capable of use as wheelchair
Politecnico di Milano took third place at the Airbus #flyyourideas 2019 Competition with Team Move_EZ, consisting of Daniela Agachi, Mario Capo, Tommaso Cinelli and Vittorio Di Pietrantonio. Four students attending first year in the laurea programme in Aeronautical Engineering with a great idea to implement.
The design is called SWAN, and develops within the scope of the Internet of Things. Their proposal was a revolutionary aircraft seat that can be used as wheelchair as well, from boarding at the airport of departure until luggage collection at the airport of destination, manageable through a smartphone.
The competition was an opportunity offered by Airbus to students all over the world to implement their designs, conceived with the aim of tackling concrete challenges of the aerospace industry alongside a leading company in the sector. Ideas that might change the future of the aerospace industry and create a safer, clearer and more connected world. There are six innovation areas: Electrification, Data Services, Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Hybrid Reality.