Who says you have to be well rested to come up with a great idea? On an overnight flight, an exhausted Emil Jacob stared at the two empty seats next to him and the immobile arm rests that were keeping him from lying down. The solution to his discomfort? Flex-Seats. Jacob, now owner of Jacob Innovations LLC, has hopes of changing the comfort of airline travel with Flex-Seats. His designs aim to create more leg room and allow for all passengers to have a full or near-full recline without disturbing those behind them. This will be made possible by taking advantage of the vertical space in an airplane. Depending on the layout of a particular aircraft, there are several different models that can be adopted—ranging from raising every other seat a few inches, to creating small staircases for every row with a second floor of seats in each row.
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