Airplane Seat to Provide Custom-Controlled Climate

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Alongside long security lineups and baggage fees, one of the biggest pet peeves associated with air travel is unpredictable temperatures on board planes.

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While the climate is freezing for her, it's way too hot for him. To remedy this, researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP are developing an airplane seat that will let occupants adjust temperatures to fit their preferences.

They plan to create individual passenger controls over air purifiers, humidifiers and vents that are built into the seat itself.

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Currently, passengers can only manipulate a vent in the ceiling that blows air directly onto their heads. But most people shut these air jets off because they create heavy drafts and noise, according to a release.

Check out the video above for more on the seat. Are you excited about this development? Sound off in the comments.

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This story originally published on Mashable here.