In what may be good news for those who regularly travel long distances by air, for example, on flights to India, one company has pioneered a new technology which may provide more leg room for travellers.

In what may be good news for those who regularly travel long distances by air, for example, on flights to India, one company has pioneered a new technology which may provide more leg room for travellers.

According to the Guardian, German design firm Aida has pioneered a new type of seat that flips up in a similar way to those seen in cinemas.

This could allow passengers to get past each other more easily, potentially reducing cases of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), as people will be able to exercise more frequently.

John Smith, Labour MP for the Vale of Glamorgan and chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on thrombosis, said: “The seats appear a sensible and cost effective solution to a difficult problem.”

The new seats are also likely to allow people to get on and off aircraft more quickly than is currently the case.

DVT is a condition where a blood clot forms in a deep vein, most commonly in the leg. This can be dangerous if it travels to the heart or lungs.

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