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.
For more information about the project visit:
Patrick Karjala, MS Computer Science
Kari Noe, MS Computer Science
Anna Sikkink, MS Computer Science
Dean Lodes, Phd Communication and Information Sciences