| **Project 18: Cabin design to enhance customer experience but also reduce weight and costs, building on our VR Hyperspace experience (led by Dr. Sue Cobb, Dr. Rob Houghton).** |
Virtual reality (VR) technologies are being exploited by the travel and tourism industry to encourage more journeys and to enhance the experience of travelling, as well as the final destination. However there is little empirical work and sound evaluation of the many issues related to the use of such technologies (VR-induced symptoms and effects, sickness, eye-strain, physical discomfort, etc.) which have a fundamental impact on use and especially in an aviation context (turbulence, connectivity, safety, reliability, etc.).
There is also the opportunity to extend current applications to make a breakthrough in these technologies by develop multisensory virtual reality with other forms of 3D media to provide immersive and social experiences for passengers.
The project is part of INNOVATIVE (‘The Integration of Novel Aerospace Technologies’) which is a Marie Skodowska-Curie COFUND Doctoral Programme led by the Institute for Aerospace technology. INNOVATIVE enables the exploration of game-changing and disruptive technologies, materials, methods and processes for the aerospace sector AND their impact and interactions in the context of the interdependences in the aerospace industry spanning cost, weight, energy and the environment, and the human experience and safety.
This full-time post is available from October 2017 and is offered on a fixed-term 36 month contract. All ESRs must start in October 2017.
Informal queries may be addressed to: Project supervisors: Dr. Sue Cobb email@example.com Dr. Rob Houghton firstname.lastname@example.org or Project Manager: Dr Helen Thomas Helen.thomas@Nottingham.ac.uk. Applications sent to these email addresses will not be accepted.
For more information on INNOVATIVE please see: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/aerospace/innovative.
For information about the Institute for Aerospace Technology please see: http://nottingham.ac.uk/aerospace. For information on Engineering please see: http://nottingham.ac.uk/engineering.
The project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 665468.
This position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria for Tier 2, however other sponsorship routes may be possible for international workers subject to eligibility criteria.
The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.