Beat Jet Lag the Way Elite Athletes Do

HumanCharger spells the end for jet lag by helping travelers make softer landings to new time zones - twice as fast.

The Luxonomist. 29/05/2015
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Every global traveler knows how jet lag feels. It kills productivity. Jet lag is the sleepy mid-day meeting when it’s difficult to keep focused, and it’s waking up at the wrong time in a hotel room, not able to re-charge. Jet lag is getting back home a week later, not able to be a great company and partner with friends and family, or to perform at work. HumanCharger, the revolutionary new travel companion, spells the end for jet lag by helping travelers make softer landings to new time zones – twice as fast.

A test group of travelers recovered from trans-Atlantic jet lag twice as fast as the control group did in a placebo-controlled trans-Atlantic clinical trial published in April 2015 in the peer-reviewed monthly medical journal Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance. HumanCharger helps beat jet lag in just half the usual time by channeling precisely timed 12 minute beams of its UV-free, blue-enriched bright light at the cranium conveniently through two discreet earbuds.

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HumanCharger has been in use for two years by a UK Premier League football team. The team’s doctor reflects: «HumanCharger has proved very useful in helping our players and support staff adapt quickly to time-zone changes caused by long-haul travel. We have seen improvements in sleep duration and quality, enhanced restoration of circadian rhythms, and a reduction in medication use. All factors likely to aid athletic and work performance in the period following such journey.» Other elite athletes with similar experience using HumanCharger for jet lag include an NBA basketball team, a national free style ski team, a KHL ice hockey league team, and a well ranking ATP tennis player.

Valkee Ltd., the company behind HumanCharger, is proud to have worked closely with Finnair who place particular importance on the health and wellness of their passengers during and after flight. Finnair partnered with the company to test the product concept with the airline’s business class passengers on the HelsinkiShanghai route already in 2012. Finnair was also the very first airline in the world to carry the headsets in their duty free catalogue, followed later by in-flight listings on Singapore Airlines, KLM and Iberia.

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«We have been curious and open-minded about testing and supporting innovative technology that travelers and our customers might find useful, especially if it could increase passenger wellbeing«, said Jarkko Konttinen, Vice President of Product and Marketing at Finnair.

The HumanCharger companion app for smartphones was created to help travelers optimize headset usage. The jet lag app connects with the popular Tripit travel app, or it can be used on its own. The app is available for all iPhone, Android and Windows Phone users.

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«Our goal is to help people be at their very best and most productive when needed even while traveling. It is now easier than ever«, comments Aki Backman, chief executive officer. «The clinical field study results confirmed the effects we had already seen in the positive user feedback and during the concept tests.»

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