Haptic Maritime Simulator at MECSS

David and Roy giving a live demo of the haptic simulator. Credits - David Cheskin Photography

David and Roy giving a live demo of the haptic maritime simulator. Credits – David Cheskin Photography

At this years MECSS conference in Glasgow, Arthur Vrijdag and David Abbink present the conference paper they co-authored with Frank Hoeckx, entitled “Development of a test-setup for exploring the potential for haptic feedback for maritime operations”. This conference paper was the direct result of the cohesion project on which Frank worked with Arthur and David. Frank┬ádeveloped a generic haptic maritime simulator┬áthat allows exploration of haptic support systems for maritime operators, in order to enhance┬ásituation awareness, improve control, reduce visual load, and facilitate human-automation interaction.

Together with Roy Kok, a dual-master student (BioMechanical Engineering and Offshore Engineering) currently doing his MSc thesis with them, Arthur shipped the haptic simulator to Glasgow, so that all conference attendees could feel the intuitive haptic feedback when controlling a tugboat.

Attendees experiencing haptic feedback during maritime operations

Attendees experiencing haptic feedback during maritime operations

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Roy Kok explaining the potential use of haptic feedback for maritime operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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