Classification society RINA signed an agreement with VRMedia, an augmented and virtual reality company, to boost the development of remote inspection technologies to carry out ship inspections using VRMedia’s Kiber system.
Kiber is a wearable hardware and software fully integrated system for remote assistance, that allows the consultation and sharing of real time information between several participants through augmented reality tech.
With the Kiber Helmet, a headset equipped with a video camera, a viewer, a set of headphones and a microphone, the operator can receive real time advice and instructions from one or more remote sources, with additional documents and text displayed directly on the viewer.
Other communication tools, such as a borescope, a microscope and a handcam, allow the operator to complete a multitude of task; for example, on board inspections as well as repair and maintenance activities can be completed while in contact with the technical office of the shipping company or the ship's builder.
The connected tech will be offered via RINA Cube, a digital platform designed to gather and integrate data from different sources and provide predictive analyzes.