GoSleep : Cocoon-Like Sleeping Pod for Weary Passengers
Sometimes I pity all those wealthy business executives. While they all have a very deep pocket and always wear expensive suit, they don’t really have enough time to rest their tired head. They’re required to fly over a distance of thousands of miles to take care of a deal with a partner. For that reason, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) decided to install ten units of GoSleep at Abu Dhabi International Airport so that all those weary businessmen can rest while waiting for their plane to arrive.
Designed by a Finland-based company, GoSleep appears to be a cocoon-like sleeping pod, complete with an medium-sized LCD. While it looks modernly sleek – thanks to the minimalist design – it seems to lack an open space which might be an issue for those with claustrophobic. Inside the enclosure is a convertible chair that can be transformed into a flat bed. To isolate the users from the hectic noise and blinding light on the outside, the unit is equipped with a roller blind. I’m not sure, though, if there is some kind of air passages that can well ventilate the enclosure.
At the moment, GoSleep doesn’t offer any storage for passenger’s luggage, laptops, and mobile phones but the company claims that it should be present in the upcoming upgraded models. Speaking of the upgrade, ADAC plans to install 35 additional units sometime in this year. By the way, it’s not a free facility. Anyone who’d like to use must agree with the rental fee that costs $12.25 per hour.