Object Manipulation by Virtual Menu Interaction Using Free-Hand Input in a Desktop Virtual Reality Maritime Situation Display

  • Ronald MeyerEmail author
  • Alexander Mertens
  • Jeronimo Dzaack
  • Christopher M. Schlick
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9740)


Marine situation displays or digital sea charts are an essential tool and the basis for marine safety and security applications and define the core element for providing human operators with situational awareness while performing surveillance tasks and to support them in anticipating dangerous situations.


Geographical Information System Virtual Hand Virtual Finger Stereoscopic Display Leap Motion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald Meyer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexander Mertens
    • 1
  • Jeronimo Dzaack
    • 2
  • Christopher M. Schlick
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Industrial Engineering and ErgonomicsRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Atlas Elektronik GmbHBremenGermany

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