A study of the suitability of marine transportation personnel using brainwave analysis and virtual reality technology


  • Varinya Phanichraksaphong Department International Program of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Wei-Ho Tsai Department Electronic Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan




Brainwaves, Marine transportation


This work aims to investigate the possibility of reducing the occurrence of marine accidents by avoiding the unsuitability of marine transportation personnel. Recognizing that a majority of marine accidents arise from the improper reactions of transportation workers, we propose to evaluate the suitability of transportation personnel with the aid of brainwave analysis and Virtual Reality (VR) technology. By analyzing the brainwaves of a person facing operation situations simulated via VR, it may be possible to predict his/her responses in the situations and, thereby, determine if he/she is suitable to be involved in transportation work. Our preliminary experiments show that the brainwave analyses do have the capability of evaluating the appropriateness of the decisions made by a person when he/she faces operation situations.


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How to Cite

Phanichraksaphong, V., & Tsai, W.-H. (2020). A study of the suitability of marine transportation personnel using brainwave analysis and virtual reality technology. Maritime Technology and Research, 2(2), 69–81. https://doi.org/10.33175/mtr.2020.218954