PASSME partners ran a special session centred on Virtual Reality technology opportunities for passengers “Exploring VR/AR and mobile technologies in airports to enhance passenger experience” at the recent Euro-VR conference, in Athens, Greece. Organized and run by the non-profit scientific association EuroVR, the conference focused on the potential of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) for applications across different sectors.
Project partners Genovefa Kefalidou & Mirabelle D’Cruz from the University of Nottingham and Fay Misichroni from ICCS presented the defining breakthroughs of the project, focusing on the innovations of PASSME and the personalised device. Additionally, partner Peter Vink from TUD presented innovations on aircraft interiors and door-to-door travel ideas for unaccompanied minors for the PASSME project.
The special session attracted an audience of over 50 people and featured a Q&A between the panel and audience on how technologies can enhance passenger experience.
There was further audience-panel interaction with an activity focused on data collection. Prior to the EuroVR conference, five conference participants were asked by the attending PASSME partners to keep a track of their time spent and experiences at the airport(s) when traveling to the conference in Athens. The respondents’ data was collated and presented to the audience at the special session.
This activity in particular is a highlight example of how the PASSME project is powered by, and aims to benefit, passengers commuting through different airports.
There were eight exhibitors at the conference from across Europe, showcasing demos and prototypes displaying the potential for VR technology application across different sectors and its commercial opportunity.
For more information on the EuroVR 2016 conference click here.
For more information on the EuroVR association click here.