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      At Smart-Ship, we make force-feedback controls for the maritime industry. By bridging the gap in information transfer we aim to enable a sustainable maritime future with regard to people, equipment and the environment.

Why haptics for ship control

Smart-Ship levers are equipped with force-feedback functionalities, which is also known as haptics. This touch-based feedback system enables us to establish a direct link between the operator and the vessel, thereby providing the operator with continuous guidance. Operating with a Smart-Ship lever has many advantages. For example, it:

1. Reduces the cognitive workload

2. Improves situational awareness

3. Improves operator performance

4. Creates a seamless link between automation and manual control

5. Decreases physical impact for the crew & equipment

The operator always remains in control, however. The provided guidance can be ignored if this is deemed undesirable, in any situation.



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New Haptic Azimuth Controls

On the left you can see our most recent lever series: The Haptic Azimuth lever. These levers can transfer information such as:

1. An ideal sailing speed w.r.t safety and emissions

2. Navigation through shallow waters

3. The optimal sailing direction

4. No-go-zones

Another feature of the Haptic Azimuth lever is that it enables remote instructions and trainings, which is especially interesting in these turbulent and uncertain times. (check out this short clip about training at a safe distance).

Why haptics for ship control

Smart-Ship levers are equipped with force-feedback functionalities, which is also known as haptics. This touch-based feedback system enables us to establish a direct link between the operator and the vessel, thereby providing the operator with continuous guidance. Operating with a Smart-Ship lever has many advantages. For example, it:

1. Reduces the cognitive workload

2. Improves situational awareness

3. Improves operator performance

4. Creates a seamless link between automation and manual control

5. Decreases physical impact for the crew & equipment

The operator always remains in control, however. The provided guidance can be ignored if this is deemed undesirable, in any situation.



New Haptic Azimuth Controls

On the left you can see our most recent lever series: The Haptic Azimuth lever. These levers can transfer information such as:

1. An ideal sailing speed w.r.t safety and emissions

2. Navigation through shallow waters

3. The optimal sailing direction

4. No-go-zones

Another feature of the Haptic Azimuth lever is that it enables remote instructions and trainings, which is especially interesting in these turbulent and uncertain times. (check out this short clip about training at a safe distance).

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Safety

Our levers can transfer all types of information to the relevant operators with regards to e.g. a safe sailing speed in relation to the current wave conditions, warning signals while sailing shallow waters and guidance during high-speed navigation. Our range of levers establish an intuitive information flow between the ship and the operator, resulting in increased situational awareness, and thereby, safety.

Sustainability

Our levers make it easier for operators to sail in an environmentally friendly way. The Smart-Ship levers enable the operator to get a better feeling on, for instance, what the vessel’s optimal speed and acceleration rate is, without requiring visual feedback. This way, operation times can be reduced, and operators are better aware of how to efficiently make use of the available fuel levels.

Efficiency

Our levers increase operational efficiency by establishing a direct link between the vessel and the human operator. By enabling operators to control a vessel with their reflexes and making them better aware of their surroundings, the number of incidents and equipment wear & tear is drastically reduced.

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