Education in advanced VR/AR Safety Systems for Maintenance in Extreme Environments


EDUSAFE Mid Term Review and Technical Meetings will take place at CERN 16 - 20 June 2014.

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EDUSAFE Spring School

EDUSAFE Spring School will take place at CERN 3 - 7 March 2014.

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EDUSAFE Kick-Off Week

EDUSAFE Kick-Off Week will take place at CERN 28 October - 1 November 2013.

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Technical Meeting in Tuscania

EDUSAFE Technical meeting in Italy will take place in Tuscania, Italy 5-8 June 2013.

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Kick-Off Meeting

EDUSAFE's kick-off meeting will be organized at CERN on Monday 17th of September, 2012.The goal of the meeting is to outline the scientific scope of the project and give a short overview of the administrative procedures.

The 1st Supervisory Board will be held as part of the kick-off meeting.

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Web Site Launch

The EDUSAFE web site is launched.

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EDUSAFE is a 4-year Marie Curie ITN project that provides training for 10 Early Stage Researchers and 2 Experienced Researchers. The project focuses on research into the use of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) during planned and emergency maintenance in extreme environments (nuclear installations, space, deep sea etc).

The scientific objective of EDUSAFE is research into advanced VR and AR technologies for a personnel safety system platform, including features, methods and tools. Current technology is not acceptable because of significant time-lag in communication and data transmission, missing multi-input interfaces, and simultaneous supervision of multiple workers who are working in the extreme environment. The aim is to technically advance and combine several technologies and integrate them as integral part of a personnel safety system to improve safety, maintain availability, reduce errors and decrease the time needed for scheduled or sudden interventions.

The research challenges lie in the development of real-time (time-lags less than human interaction speed) data-transmission, instantaneous analysis of data coming from different inputs (vision, sound, touch, buttons), interaction with multiple on-site users, complex interfaces, portability and wearability, wear/tear. The result will be an integrated wearable VR/AR system (+control system) which can be implemented and tested as a prototype.

The LHC at CERN and its existing Personnel Safety System, requirements and protocols will be used as a test and demonstration platform. The project will deliver a comprehensive local and network-wide training programme including several secondments for each fellow, combined with dissemination and outreach activities. The Fellows will gain valuable scientific skills and highly valued soft skills from expert and experienced organizations, which will be extremely beneficial for their career development both in academia and in industry.

EDUSAFE brings together expertize from 9 partners and 3 associated partners from around Europe.