KR develops Extended Reality education system

Classification society KR has launched a new 360-degree XR (eXtended Reality)-based maritime education programme, developed to provide users with immersive access to training materials in ship operations and maintenance.

KR-Real360 uses XR technology to assist users in locating locate educational resources within a ship’s virtual reality environment, such as operation manuals, survey data and checklists. Resources are available in various formats including images, text, PDFs and videos.

Other functions such as ship tours, XR-drawing matching, customised route setting and TTS (Text To Speech) are also part of the system, which can be customised according to user preferences.

“We tried to make KR-Real360 more real and vivid by showing the realistic appearance of ships,” said Kim Dae Heon, Executive Vice President of KR’s R&D division.

“KR will work to provide the best technical support to assist the maritime industry in applying the latest technologies promptly in line with the digitalisation and decarbonisation trends.”

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