Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Nike Helps Design Airplane Interior Focused on Athlete-Specific Needs

- http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2192671-nike-helps-design-airplane-interior-focused-on-athlete-specific-needs

As fun as being a professional athlete may be, the traveling aspect of the job can be tough on the body. That's why Nike has helped design a plane that would make traveling a little bit easier on athletes.

We've seen time and again, particularly in the NFL, that teams struggle in games played on the opposite coast. If there was a plane that met the specific needs of athletes, there may not be as big of an effect on the players when they make cross-country trips.

Nike and Seattle design firm Teague teamed up to create an airplane cabin that is specifically designed for a sports team.

The point of this plane would be to utilize the cabin space in the most efficient way possible. That means there will be fewer seats than a typical plane, but there will be other things added to the interior of the plane.

Here's how Teague described the different areas of the plane's interior (h/t NikeBlog.com):
Recovery: equalizing the negative effects of air travel on the mind and body, and bringing the training room to 40,000 feet through in-flight biometrics and analysis to accelerate injury diagnosis and treatment.

Circulation: fostering natural mobility and building in equipment that ensures optimal circulation and promotes healing.

Sleep: designing ideal sleeping conditions for individuals and sleep strategies for entire teams to maximize physical readiness.

Thinking: creating spaces for key mental activities, especially film study—enabling in-transit film review both before and after games.
Check out some pictures of what the interior of the plane could look like:

That's the type of plane that could make cross-country trips much easier on athletes.

The Teague x Nike Sports Aircraft is just a concept right now. If this idea does come to fruition, it could help visiting teams when it comes time to play games.

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