VR-HYPERSPACE

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

 Coordinatore THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM 

 Organization address address: University Park
city: NOTTINGHAM
postcode: NG7 2RD

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paul
Cognome: Cartledge
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 115 9515679

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Sito del progetto http://www.vr-hyperspace.eu/
 Totale costo 4˙592˙294 €
 EC contributo 3˙424˙849 €
 Programma FP7-TRANSPORT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Transport (including Aeronautics)
 Code Call FP7-AAT-2011-RTD-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-10-01   -   2014-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

 Organization address address: University Park
city: NOTTINGHAM
postcode: NG7 2RD

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paul
Cognome: Cartledge
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 115 9515679

UK (NOTTINGHAM) coordinator 571˙021.00
2    MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Patrice
Cognome: Wegener
Email: send email
Telefono: 4970720000000
Fax: 4970720000000

DE (MUENCHEN) participant 488˙912.00
3    FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V

 Organization address address: Hansastrasse 27C
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80686

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Andrea
Cognome: Zeumann
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 89 1205 2723
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534

DE (MUENCHEN) participant 471˙906.00
4    BAUHAUS-UNIVERSITAET WEIMAR

 Organization address address: GESCHWISTER SCHOLL STRASSE 8
city: WEIMAR
postcode: 99423

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Andrea
Cognome: Adelmeier
Email: send email
Telefono: 493644000000
Fax: 493644000000

DE (WEIMAR) participant 374˙700.00
5    TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

 Organization address address: TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
city: ESPOO
postcode: 02044 VTT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Kaj
Cognome: Helin
Email: send email
Telefono: 358207000000
Fax: 358207000000

FI (ESPOO) participant 374˙249.00
6    UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

 Organization address address: GRAN VIA DE LES CORTS CATALANES 585
city: BARCELONA
postcode: 8007

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Xavier
Cognome: Gutierrez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34934035385
Fax: 34934489434

ES (BARCELONA) participant 373˙932.00
7    INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

 Organization address address: Patission Str. 42
city: ATHINA
postcode: 10682

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Angelos
Cognome: Amditis
Email: send email
Telefono: 302108000000

EL (ATHINA) participant 362˙400.00
8    THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA

 Organization address address: Via Saccomuro 24
city: ROMA
postcode: 131

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Enrico
Cognome: Gaia
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 011 7180742
Fax: +39 011 7180228

IT (ROMA) participant 205˙073.00
9    AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

 Organization address address: WILLY MESSERSCHMITT STRASSE 1
city: OTTOBRUNN
postcode: 85521

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Lilischkis
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 89 60728018
Fax: +49 89 60722255

DE (OTTOBRUNN) participant 202˙656.00

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technologies    illusions    psychology    scenarios    comfort    aircraft    vr    changing    mixed    perception    virtual    passenger    airplane    regardless    social    transport    neuroscience    mr    self    passengers    reality    space    cabin    vision    hyperspace    interiors    radical    significant    positive    carry    physical    human   

 Obiettivo del progetto (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.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Air travel is frequently associated with discomfort due to issues with personal space as well as the ability to work, sleep or rest. An EU initiative investigated how to maximise passenger comfort within the aircraft's restricted physical space by changing the perception of self and space.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

The EU-funded http://www.vr-hyperspace.eu/ (VR-HYPERSPACE) (The innovative use of virtual and mixed reality to increase human comfort by changing the perception of self and space) project set out to increase aircraft passengers' comfort in 2050 and beyond.

To achieve this, project partners combined research in neuroscience, the psychology of perception, virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) to engender 'positive illusions' of comfort regardless of variation in aircraft cabin interiors.

The team developed scenarios describing the passengers' experiences of comfort and their interactions with others and their general environment. A literature review considered self-embodiment in VR and human perception of space from different perspectives. This led to a vision of suitable aircraft cabin interiors for 2050 and beyond for several passenger scenarios.

To assess how VR can improve comfort, scientists tested the concept during a long-haul flight with headsets used on smartphones. They studied whether including VR technology in the aircraft itself can enhance comfort.

Mock-ups of aeroplane seating arrangements were designed featuring TV monitors on the floor and on seat backrests that project images onto the walls. The aircraft's shell and the seats in front can be switched to a 'see-through mode' that displays aerial views of stunning landscapes. Findings indicate that altering body awareness can boost perceived levels of comfort and spaciousness.

Lastly, project members drew up a roadmap to support the competitiveness and sustainability of Europe's aerospace industry and to achieve a high level of comfort for passengers through emerging VR and MR technologies and advances in neuroscience and psychology.

By exploiting state-of-the-art VR technology, VR-HYPERSPACE is poised to transform airline passenger comfort in the second half of the century.

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