Mahnaz Sharafkhani received her Bsc and Msc degree in Industrial Engineering. She is currently a Marie-Curie Research Fellow in Aerospace Technology Center and a PhD candidate in Human Factors Research Group, University of Nottingham. Her research interests includes passenger comfort, posture analysis, in-flight entertainment ,data mining.
Virtual Reality technologies are being exploited by the travel and tourism industry to encourage more journeys and to enhance the experience of traveling, as well as the final destination. However there is little empirical work and sound evaluation of the many issues related to the use of such technologies (VR-induced symptoms and effects, sickness, eye-strain, physical discomfort, etc.) which have a fundamental impact on use and especially in an aviation context (turbulence, connectivity, safety, reliability, etc.). We are trying to extend current applications to make a breakthrough in these technologies by develop multi sensory virtual reality with other forms of 3D media to provide immersive and social experiences for passengers
My project focuses on aerospace cabin design to enhance customer experience by using virtual reality. With the future trend of air travel likely to increase, the challenge is how to maintain a high… read more
My project focuses on aerospace cabin design to enhance customer experience by using virtual reality. With the future trend of air travel likely to increase, the challenge is how to maintain a high level of passenger comfort and satisfaction while placed in a minimum amount of physical space. One of the main objective of my project is to investigate comfort by enabling the passenger to personalize their virtual space and interact with others.