Marine service giant Seaspan has announced the launch of its new visualization system called 'Holoship.' The new system will be used to develop, integrate, and test "digital twin" ships, altering how Seaspan and the Canadian marine industry build and maintain their vessels.
Using Holoship, designers and engineers will be able to virtually experience lifelike 3D digital models of Seaspan's ships, which will be projected on a large 5.6-meter-wide wall. Users will wear VR headsets that will enable them to virtually move through the digital ship; they will even be able to interact with the ship's various physical components, equipment, and systems. As a result, designers and engineers will be able to assess the quality of the ship and play out different scenarios in its lifecycle.
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Seaspan Launches New Vessel Visualization System Called 'Holoship'
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