Funding source
European Commission – Horizon Europe

September 2022 to August 2025 

Project URL

Project information
Thematic keywords

  • Large passenger and cruise ships
  • Detection, prevention, and mitigation of pathogenic airborne spreads
  • Health and safety designs and frameworks
  • Artificial Intelligence, ΙοΤ, robotics

Methodological keywords

  • Dissemination and communication

Project narrative

The recent world health crisis due to Covid-19, revealed the necessity for assessing existing regulations and protocols on maritime health and safety fronts, while also optimizing design parameters.  In this context, HS4U aims to provide the tools and methods to world-class large passenger cruise ships to “self-heal” during health crisis conditions on board. One of the main assets of the project is the creation of CDF, a data and analytics platform using AI for enabling machine-human interaction that among else monitors the status of ships systems (e.g. pathogens in air, temperature, etc.), performs a risk assessment, makes short- and long-term predictions, creates scenarios and assists crew during emergency situations (automatic enabling of actuators on the ship). Next to the platform, the project will develop an innovative Viral detection sensor with unique characteristics. In order to improve the crew’s reaction during health crises on board, the programme offers training based on multi-player gaming, while a “robot-cabin” real-life demonstrator will promote and initiate stakeholders’ interest in the developed technologies.

Overall, HS4U will leverage the multidisciplinary expertise to cross-fertilize research results and the obtained data to provide a set of best practices, protocols, and recommendations to be followed during emergency situations.

We are responsible for the design and implementation of the communication and dissemination strategy and the project’s communication activities.