Proceedings Of The Marine

SUM 2015

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55 Summer 2015 Proceedings Bibliography: Dolbow, S. & Halsig, D. (2014) The Coast Guard's Forgotten Fleet: The State of the Inland Aids to Navigation Tenders. Naval Institute Proceedings. Annapolis, Maryland: U.S. Naval Institute, Fall. Google. 2014a. Sharing What's Up Our Sleeve: Android Coming to Wearables. Google Offcial Blog. 18 March. Available at ing-whats-up-our-sleeve-android.html. Grabowski, M.R. (1990) Decision Support to Masters, Mates on Watch and Pilots: The Piloting Expert System. Journal of Navigation (UK), 43:3, Fall , p.p. 364-384. Grabowski, M. R. & Sanborn, S. D. (2003) Human Performance and Embedded Intelligent Technology in Safety Critical Systems. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 58:6, p.p. 637-660. Holder, E., & Pecota, S. R. (2011) Maritime Head-Up Display: A Preliminary Evaluation. Journal of Navigation, 64:4, p.p. 573-594. Available at projects/hud/Holder-EH-01-Maritime%20HUD%20Preliminary%20Evaluation.pdf, retrieved 3 June 2014. Laboratory of Virtual Reality and Economic Behavior (LABVREB). Innovation for Immersive Virtual Reality. June 8, 2014. Available at http://lavreb.wordpress. com/2014/06/08/innovation-for-immersive-virtual-reality/. Le Moyne College Emerges as Leader in Google Glass Exploration. McDevitt Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, January 26, 2014. Available at http://mcdevittcenter. com/2014/01/16/le-moyne-college-emerges-as-leader-in-google-glass-exploration/. Monaco, Ania. 2013. The Future of Wearable Computing. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 21 January. technology-topic/the-future-of-wearable-computing. Pecota, S. (2012) The Maritime Head Up Display and High Speed Vessels: A Natural Fit? Proceedings of the International Symposium for Information on Ships. Hamburg, Germany August. Solomon, B. Facebook Buys Oculus, Virtual Reality Gaming Startup, for $2 Billion. Forbes. March 25, 2014. Available at facebook-buys-oculus-virtual-reality-gaming-startup-for-2-billion/. awareness by encouraging them to look out the window more often to obtain what they need most — confrmation of what their electronics are giving them with what they can see with their own eyes. However, due to the challenges presented in producing a suitable display technology, a large, fxed maritime HUD will most likely not be seen on the bridge of the average commer- cial ship in the very near future, no matter how desirable it might be. But wearable immersive augmented reality marine navigation may not be so very far away. The fact that many quite sophisticated devices, such as Google Glass, already exist today at quite reasonable cost is very encouraging. It still remains to be seen whether these small WIAR units can be made into effective marine naviga- tion tools. But we should not have to wait long for an answer. About the authors: Captain Sam Pecota is a 1980 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, and spent 20 years at sea. He obtained his unlimited master mariner's license in 1984, served as master of a hopper dredge from 1989 to 2000, and joined the faculty at the California Maritime Academy as a lecturer in 2001. He received an M.A. in trans- portation management from American Military University in 2005, and is the author of the textbook Radar Observer Manual. He currently serves as director of simulation, professor of Marine Transportation, and relief master of the Training Ship Golden Bear. Martha Grabowski, Ph.D., is the McDevitt Distinguished Professor in Information Systems at Le Moyne College and research professor in the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytech- nic Institute. She is a former merchant offcer and retired LCDR in the U.S. Naval Reserve. She received a B.S. in marine transportation/nautical sci- ence from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and an M.B.A., an M.S. in industrial engineering, and a Ph.D. in management/information systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Eric Holder, Ph.D., is a human factors scientist working at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics, where he develops and conducts human factors research projects. He is a leading expert in the design of computer-aided navigation displays and way- fnding tools. WIAR study tool — Cal Maritime full mission simulator. Photo courtesy of S. Pecota, California Maritime.

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