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Back in 2019 we tested See-LEVEL software for the first time offshore.
... and it was in the notourious South Pacific at 54˚ South ... the vessel was rolling at 24˚...


In 2019 Heritage Exbeditions invited us aboard to demonstrate our emerging innovate technology

During our 10 day exbedition trip  we introduced ourselves to the crew and demonstrated See-LEVEL, much to their interest. We exchanged conversations about seasickness and the effects it has on passenger moral and general wellbeing. Heritage staff were extremely welcoming as well as inquisitive.

Medical Officer Engagement
Dr Maccaw Pribble was very engaging with us and showed great interest in the concept of the
product, and when suitable recommended See-LEVEL to passengers as a viable option.

Concept: “The concept of changing the visual input early in the process seems promising”
Ease of use: “Easy to use but needs to be in a clearly marked position on the vessel, you just
put in on and that’s it” Effectiveness: “I have received good feedback of its effectiveness, however possibly people with certain personality did not respond, I suspect they have left it too late to use, they were at
the stage of vomiting or had just vomited. From medical literature 25% of people don’t respond
to patch or pill. 13 of the 40 passengers came to Dr Janet for medication but this number
excluded the people who self medicated” Passenger response: “It worked and they went
away happy”, they had more time to train the mind for sea sickness, and they can do this while
on the boat. Commercial practical usefulness: “I think it’s a practical option for passengers especially those
who also love gadgets and shows the company’s technology advanced position. Passengers don’t
want to use medicine in general” Other: Janet will offer you can have a pill, a
patch or try see-level for ½ hour. Don’t need to be in the medical room. “It would definitely
be listed on the list of amenities to offer passengers on the boat”

The above statements were edited and checked by Dr Maccaw Pribble

Information that was regularily requested included:

• How does it work?
• How do I use it?
• What is Virtual Reality?
• How long does it take to work?
• How long does the battery last?
• Do I use it sitting or lying down?
• Can I wear my glasses?
• Will it conflict with existing medication, i.e. See Legs or patches?
• Where are the vessel computers located?
• How much does it cost?
• Can I trial it?

Aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were 39 passengers. 14 passengers fell seasick. This verifies the generally accepted theory that 25% of passengers are susceptible to seasickness in average conditions. There were 6 legs of the journey over 15 days, each leg of the journey encountering different sea conditions and vessel movement - including a South Pacific large depression over 50 knots with 3-4 metre swells over two days.

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