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The use of metaverse in maritime sector – a combination of social communication, hands on experiencing and digital twins

Julkaisun tekijät: Luimula Mika, Haavisto Timo, Vu Duy, Markopoulos Panagiotis, Aho Jami, Markopoulos Evangelos, Saarinen Juha

Konferenssin vakiintunut nimi: AHFE International Conference on Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Julkaisuvuosi: 2022

Journal: AHFE International: Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International

Kirjan nimi *: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Proceedings of the 13th AHFE International Conference on Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, New York, USA July 24-28, 2022

Sarjan nimi: AHFE International

Volyymi: 31

Aloitussivu: 115

Lopetussivun numero: 123

ISBN: 978-1-958651-07-0

eISSN: 2771-0718



COVID-19 has caused challenges in traveling and sales activities while teleconferencing is at the moment the main communication tool in industry. Various technology giants such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Epic Games have published their visions for remote presence. In February 2021, also Turku University of Applied Sciences started the development of its own metaverse technology. In this paper, we will introduce this technology and its main features to enable social communication, hands on experiencing and digital twin integration. The whole development process has been split in three phases: preliminary study to find the most promising combination of hardware and software tools, prototyping study to create the first version in various test and generate cycles, and finally piloting study to find out how this technology can be utilized in one chosen domain namely in maritime sector. As a result, we have been able to develop a robust technology which can be used as a virtual reality social platform combined with functionalities to enable hands on experiencing and IoT integration.

Last updated on 2022-05-12 at 14:07