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Smart Cruise Ship Senses When Passengers Get Sea Sick

Contributed by on March 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm

The $1 billion Quantum of the Seas was recently launched by Royal Caribbean and is touted the “smartest cruise ship in history”. It has robot waiters, on-deck skydiving, and a mechanical lift that hoists people 300 feet up for a unique look at the boat. Passengers can ride bumper cars or have a brew at a bionic bar.


What has not been publicized until now is a one-of-a-kind sensing system. The smart ship can sense every sea sick person on board. Raytheon’s SensProp Marine Pro is a state-of-the-art motion sensing system. It monitors the movement of people and when enough motion suggesting people are woozy is indicated, messages are sent to the vessel’s engines and stabilizers.


“This has never been demonstrated before”, Rob Chinehof of Royal Caribbean said. “The ship nearly capsized when the system was tested last year; we hope for a better response in the field.”


With on-board skydiving, giant arms, and bumper cars, SensProp was deemed the next best thing in marine travel, according to a statement released by an unnamed ad agency representing Royal Caribbean.