Kwant Controls

Dec 2011 | Design for Industry, Master's Projects

Jan Kristian Strømsnes

Through the Systems Oriented Design course, I worked with Kwant Controls and explored haptics in the controller. The controller uses a haptic airflow designed to improve the operator’s performance and could be used in a safety system that gives tactile feedback to the user.

The controller is divided into two steps of power thrust, the first step is the average power thrust, and the second is when they need the extra power. The work bridge station is designed for the front bridge on the supply vessel. The work bridge is divided into separate units with an open front so the operator can easily walk forward if a task has to be done.

In my project, I looked into branding, competitors, and analysis of new areas that Kwant Controls can look into concerning safety. I have been looking into haptics and understanding what haptics can be. I have been on a supply vessel to get user experience and understand how they operate in a supply vessel.

The project has been a learning process in controllers and a part of the maritime sector and how to implement system thinking and explore haptic solutions for a controller. The result is a visualization of what a haptic device could look like and how to implement haptics as a tactile feedback tool.

RISK ANALYSIS Kwant Controls 1200