bridgeVUE – leveraging emerging technologies for safer and more efficient marine navigation.
Navigation at sea is a complex and comprehensive task. Combined with the challenges of navigating in heavy traffic, and avoiding dangers in low light and low visibility, it becomes considerably more difficult. This project, bridgeVUE, leverages an emerging technology to enhance marine navigation by contextualizing radar data over an individual’s field of vision, in real time. By using an Augmented Reality (AR) headset, bridge crew can overlay critical information over their field of vision, even when visibility is near zero.
bridgeVUE is a functioning prototype with generic 3D models and a basic UX/UI. This project will focus on the user-experience (UX) and user-interface (UI) for the bridgeVUE system and ensuring all elements of the software come together in a coherent, easy-to-use, and an intuitive manner for the end-user(s). These elements include, but are not limited to, colours, 3D models, object life-cycle, image processing, target selection, hand gestures, and voice commands.