Collaborative project to apply augmented reality to crew provisions handling

Safetytech Accelerator, established by Lloyd’s Register, has announced plans to work with CYENS Centre of Excellence in Cyprus and V.Group’s catering division Oceanic Ltd, to explore the potential use of augmented reality and computer vision technologies to assist crew in the safe handling and storage of vessel provisions.

“At Oceanic, we are committed to continuously developing innovative solutions and industry leading technology,” said Kyriakos Hadjikyriakou, Managing Director at Oceanic.

“Through digitalisation, we strive to improve our operational efficiencies and provide a unique sustainable service proposition to our clients, while supporting our catering crew and delivering unique experiences to our travelling guests.”

CYENS Centre of Excellence is a joint venture of three public universities, the University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, and Open University of Cyprus, the Municipality of Nicosia, as well as two international partners, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany, and University College London, United Kingdom.

The organisation conducts research in the areas of visual sciences, human factors and design, communication, and artificial intelligence, with existing programmes in areas including virtual and augmented environments.

“We are excited to contribute to the digitalisation and adoption of new technologies in the shipping industry. We, as a Centre of Excellence fully support the effort to use digitalisation to streamline existing processes, transform supply chains and create new business opportunities in this strategically important economic sector,” said Dr Olga Shvarova, Chief Innovation Officer at CYENS.

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