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Best Digital Entertainment (Interaction Design) Silver Award
Title of Entry: Tower Crane Simulator @ imseCAVE
Winner: Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong / Construction Industry Council


Tower Crane Simulator @ imseCAVE
As invited by the Construction Industry Council (CIC), the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), developed a Tower Crane Simulator. The simulator is designed to run on the Departmentˇ¦s Virtual Reality System imseCAVE. The simulator was displayed at the 2014 WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition cum Construction Industry Mega Fun Day, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. In the two-day event, the response of the simulator is overwhelming. A constant long waiting line and the amazed expression of visitors have made it one of the successful attractions of the event, and at the same time, fulfilled the purpose of promoting the construction industry.

Comments from Judging Panel
The "Tower Crane Simulator @ imseCAVE" could player immerse interestingly world into the virtual. From their perfect works, the production team achieved the best of somatosensory effect in the lowest cost. Normally, we rarely come across into engineering or operation site in construction industry, but the "Tower Crane Simulator @ imseCAVE" could nurture public knowledge in operating a crane while they are enjoying this interaction design. Nowadays, so many construction projects are progressing and thousands of construction talents need to be recruited. Young talentsˇ¦ interest will be aroused and attracted to the construction industry; it would be a great idea. Judging panel believed that it is of good commercial value and the production team should extend the promotion to other fields such as education, so that more industries can be benefited. This design adopting various applications impresses the panel.
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