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SkyLights has unveiled an in-seat virtual reality (VR) experience, developed in partnership with InSeat Solutions and Stelia Aerospace. The product combines SkyLights’ Allosky headset, Stelia Aerospace’s new Opal business-class seat and InSeat Solutions’ interactive massage system for a cinematic VR entertainment solution integrated directly into the seat.

Passengers seated in the enhanced Opal seat can be transported to a virtual beach, yacht or a private jet, where they can use gaze control to recline their seat and trigger the massage system, which can even deliver content-synchronized vibrations for a new level of immersion.

“We are constantly looking for ways to introduce new technologies in ways that truly enhance our passengers’ experience, and an in-seat, fully immersive cinematic experience certainly fulfills that desire,” Thierry Kanengieser, VP Cabin Interior, Stelia Aerospace, said.

According to SkyLights, the in-seat solution also reduces the logistical complexity and cost of in-flight VR entertainment for airlines: The devices do not need to be loaded and offloaded when the aircraft is grounded and can be cleaned onboard by the same crew that cleans the aircraft.