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The innovative use of virtual and mixed reality to increase human comfort by changing the perception of self and space

Objective

"VR-HYPERSPACE addresses the concerns expressed in ACARE’s Vision 2020 publication of changing demographics and increased urbanization resulting in society in 2050 and beyond needing more long-range transport for business and social-related mobility. What is required is a radical approach to conventional thinking with regards to the internal and external dimensions of the cabin, and revolutionary methods to support passenger comfort and experience. The challenge is how to place passengers in the minimum amount of physical space, while maintaining a high level of comfort and satisfaction? VR-HYPERSPACE will carry out fundamental research and development leading to a paradigm shift in relation to passenger comfort. The project adopts radical approaches using virtual and mixed reality technologies to change perception of space, and more profoundly change the very perception of oneself. Through the use of breakthrough and emerging methods and technologies, positive illusions will be created to make the passenger feel that they are in an extended space with others, looking well and feeling comfortable and able to carry out a wider range of activities than before possible. Our vision is that regardless of future trends in aviation technology and future variations in the interior of airplane cabins that we could utilize ever advancing state-of-the-art virtual and mixed reality technology to enhance the experience of a passenger on an airplane. As leaders in their field, the VR-Hyperspace consortium brings the scientific and technological excellence required to address the significant challenges of this high impact project. The results are expected to not only provide significant contribution to future transport needs of beyond 2050, but potentially can provide breakthroughs for Europe’s social, economic, health, environmental and industrial challenges."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 571 021
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)

Participants (8)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 471 906
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 374 249
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kaj Helin (Mr.)
BAUHAUS-UNIVERSITAET WEIMAR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 374 700
Address
Geschwister Scholl Strasse 8
99423 Weimar
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Adelmeier (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 362 400
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Angelos Amditis (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 373 932
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Gutierrez (Mr.)
Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Germany
EU contribution
€ 488 912
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrice Wegener (Mr.)
THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 205 073
Address
Via Saccomuro 24
00131 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Gaia (Mr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 202 656
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Lilischkis (Mr.)