Monitoring Maritime Industry 4.0 Systems through VR Environments
Publication Type:Conference Paper
Source:1st International Conference of the ACM Greek SIGCHI Chapter (CHI Greece 2021), ACM, Athens, Greece (2021)
Keywords:Attention Management, Control Rooms, Cyber-physical systems, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Notifications, Virtual Reality
In this paper, we present a novel system aimed at replacing large- display information dashboards in industrial control rooms, with a flexible, dynamic and reconfigurable immersive virtual reality environment, which can afford high mobility without constraints, to remote engineers. In this context, we investigate the role of se- mantic and spatial cues for delivering event notifications within the control environment, and present empirical evidence from a controlled laboratory study, simulating a marine industrial envi- ronment. We find that spatial and semantic cues can both offer significant benefits to operator awareness and their combination can significantly improve the findability and response time to par- ticular information in the extended information space surrounding the user.