19 Sep Double international distinction for the MarSEVR technology
MarSEVR (Maritime Safety Education with Virtual Reality) innovative research receives two first place awards in the 10th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive InfoCommunications, 23-24-25 October 2019, in Naples, Italy. The research paper won the Best Paper Award from Future Internet Journal review committee of the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), and also the Best Paper Award of the Conference.
The paper presents on the need of VR Training in the shipping industry, the industry challenges and the description of the proof-of -concept. The main objective of this research was to present a prototype of the technology which can be utilized to train trainees and professionals in immersive training scenarios. The MarSEVR technology has been developed with a multidisciplinary team consisting of maritime specialists, computer scientists, business developers and VR experts.
The research was led by Professor Dr. Eng. Evangelos Markopoulos, Visiting Professor and Fellow of the Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) Research Group of Futuristic Interactive Technologies (Finland) and by Prof. Dr. Eng. Mika Luimula, Director of the TUAS Game Lab (Finland), Mrs Jenny Lauronen and Mrs Pihla Lehto from Aboa Mare, a Maritime Academy at Novia University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and by Mr. Sami Laukkanen from TUAS.