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jimh posted 03-27-2013 01:40 PM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
Many boat helms today still seem to be styled with a certain 1960's retro chic flair. There has been some innovation, but in the main a helm is still a collection of levers, knobs, switches, and dials that remain rather conventional.

Ulstein is an innovative ship design and consulting firm that has plenty of modern ideas. You can see some of their new concepts for helm design in a ten-minute presentation on their website:

http://ulsteinlab.com/

Select the option for ULSTEIN BRIDGE VISION™ in the player.

I found the concepts shown in the presentation to be truly unusual--like nothing I have seen before. Some of the ideas are more futuristic than STAR TREK. If you enjoy this sort of design innovation, you may find the presentation worth watching.

David Pendleton posted 03-27-2013 05:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
I like it; except for the hand-gestures. I don't think you should be controlling a large ship (or anything, really) by waving your hands around. Well, maybe a Wii or Kinect.

That Seven Viking is quite a remarkable vessel. I wonder what it's intended use is supposed to be?

tmann45 posted 03-28-2013 11:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for tmann45  Send Email to tmann45     
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That Seven Viking is quite a remarkable vessel. I wonder what it's intended use is supposed to be?

Subsea Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair (IMR) as related to petroleum exploration and production.
tmann45 posted 03-28-2013 11:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for tmann45  Send Email to tmann45     
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I like it; except for the hand-gestures.

I wonder if they have different modes for people that talk with their hands?

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