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Kilo Hōkū

Updated: Jun 11, 2020

Kilo Hōkū is a virtual reality simulation of sailing on the Hōkūleʻa, a Polynesian double-hulled sailing canoe built in Hawai‘i in 1974, which completed its worldwide voyage in 2017. The aim of this research is to observe how a virtual reality environment could aid in the cultural preservation of the star navigation portion of Hawaiian wayfinding techniques, and to help educate future generations of non-instrument navigators.

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The Team

Patrick Karjala, MS Computer Science

Kari Noe, MS Computer Science

Anna Sikkink, MS Computer Science

Dean Lodes, Phd Communication and Information Sciences

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