Digital technology is transforming the marine industry and already optimising how a ship is run, but the industry has struggled to reduce accidents and incidents due to human error. Digital innovation offers a huge, but widely unrealised, potential to monitor a ship's environment in real time and identify unsafe situations which could lead to accidents and near misses, before they occur, as well as provide rich data to analyse root causes for the incident.
This challenge, set in conjunction with bulk and tanker ship manager Scorpio, sought innovative proposals for data capturing and analysing technologies - including video analytics, wearables, real time voice analytics and other sensing devices, coupled with AI, which could drive understanding of human decision making on a commercial ship, to improve safety and reduce risk.
Scorpio selected Sensing Feeling's IoT solution as the winner of this challenge. The startup makes advanced human emotion sensing IoT products, powered by computer vision and machine learning, and is designed to be used to sense how users are feeling, just by observing their behaviour, in real time, and in unconstrained (“in the wild”) real-world conditions.