ImmerSAFE - Immersive Visual Technologies for Safety-critical Applications
In many contexts – heavy work machines, emergency response, control centres – human operators face complex and demanding situations where their decisions can have far-reaching consequences on productivity, environment, and even human lives. In order to deal with such challenges, the operator needs full situational awareness, which can be achieved by sensing relevant visual data about the operating environment, refining it into mission-critical information, and presenting it in an immersive, intuitively comprehensible manner. This can be achieved by Immersive Visual Technologies (IVT) delivering ultra-realistic and interactive visual experience. The development of such IVT will be the main target of the ImmerSAFE project.
ImmerSAFE is a four year (2018-2021) H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network that brings together 9 beneficiaries and 5 partner organizations from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Croatia, Italy, and Switzerland, with the aim of training a new generation of multi-disciplinary experts, who have an understanding of the core imaging technologies, the requirements set to them by the safety-critical applications and who can account for the human user in the design of such systems.
- WP1: Immersive visual technologies, addressing the problems related to sensing, processing and transmission of visual data
- WP2: Embedded systems for safety-critical applications, focusing on system aspects of developed technologies
- WP3: User experience, system performance and organizational change, addressing the user requirements in safety-critical applications
The research will be supported by an extensive training program consisting of webinars, training schools and ImmerSAFE tech days. At the end of the project, the newly trained experts will be able to seize the great opportunity for innovations offered by the emerging field of IVT for Europe’s high-tech industries.