Vision Systems unveils a fast and easy barrier solution against COVID-19

Vision Systems Press Release | June 4, 2020

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A world leader for cockpit shading systems has adapted its solutions to create a light, compact and transparent separation between aircraft passengers with the aim of avoiding contact and possible transmission of viruses, helping to preserve all passengers’ health. The system not only provides a physical barrier but also comprises an anti-germ treatment.

Vision Systems’ barrier system is customizable in shape and dimension of the screen to meet the specific requirements of each airline. Vision Systems Image

Vision Systems’ quick-split solution offers passenger protection at each seat and thus maximizes the passenger load factor as it eliminates the need to leave an empty seat between two passengers.

The roller system is durable and robust, it does not generate additional vibrations and it includes a tear-resistant screen. It was developed using aeronautics certified technology.

This plug and play solution is quick and easy to mount and dismantle without modification of the existing seat and is adaptable to any type of armrest. Furthermore, it does not degrade any part of the seat once removed and is also easy to clean.

Vision Systems’ barrier system is customizable in shape and dimension of the screen to meet the specific requirements of each airline.

This solution provides a reassuring image of the airline and travel conditions. When reclining the seatback, the system follows the same inclination. The solution is easy to fold for family travel without any risk of pinching or cutting, the transparent film also keeps a feeling of space when unfolded for a better feeling of wellbeing in the cabin.

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3 Comments

  1. Unless this encompasses the back and bottom of the seat, I don’t follow how viruses will not be transmitted

  2. Unless this shield encompasses the back and bottom of the seat, I fail to understand how it will limit virus transmission

  3. I don’t see how this “solution” could even remotely be adequate given that we know SARS-COV-2 virus becomes aerosolized and spread widely by the passenger merely breathing or talking. Even the 2-meter separation criteria is in question. Airborne virus particles easily would flow around the barriers.

    An adequate solution likely would involve some plastic shielding to greatly diminish airflow between the passenger’s mouth and nose and those of other passengers. We could take advantage of the existing ventilation port supplying fresh air, already present in most aircraft. But also supply a new one that quickly removes expelled air from around the passenger’s nose and mouth, while allowing them to read, talk, or watch movies as desired. There are many possible configurations for the latter. One configuration might involve the passenger wearing a clear plastic face shield attached by a head band and having a flexible plastic hose that plugs into a negative (vacuum) ventilation port in the seat arm. It would be far more comfortable and simple than a configuration resembling SCUBA face gear and would need no regulator.

    We are only somewhat confident that there eventually will be a vaccine for COVID-19, but, possibly, there never will be one. And other viral and bacterial threats inevitably will emerge with some regularity, so my proposed solution would address those as well.

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