2018 Crystal Cabin Awards –
University Category

Virtual Assistant: Boeing Onboard

The University of Cincinnati faculty and student team, which consisted of Ming Tang, Professor of Architecture; Blake Lane, PhD in Architecture; Jack Qi, Master of Design graduate; Andrew Letourneau, Industrial Design undergraduate; and Ivan Klus, Computer Science undergraduate, worked alongside the Live Well Collaborative to develop the Virtual Assistant, Boeing Onboard, in the Spring of 2017. Boeing Onboard is a virtual assistant combined with a holographic interface which all passengers have access to onboard planes. Through augmented reality and wearable glasses, Boeing Onboard has the ability to provide passengers with valuable information, such as safety demonstrations, in-flight entertainment, and web browsing. Boeing Onboard is an in-flight concierge service connecting the passenger to all of the resources and information they need for the ultimate travel experience.


Crystal Cabin Award

Crystal Cabin Award: The Trends In Air Travel 2018


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University of Cincinnati

Flight to the Future

Travel + Leisure

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The Sun

Genius New Plane Designs That Could Transform Air Travel – From Self-Drying Loo Floors to Chairs That Make Naps Easy


Crystal Cabin Award 2018 Finalists Announced