HIPNOSIS forms part of the European Clean Sky initiative, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program. This initiative contributes to strengthening European leadership in aviation, focusing on the reduction of aircraft noise and CO2 and NOX emissions while promoting collaboration, global leadership, and competitiveness. The project consists of the following partners: CSEM SA (CH) (the Project Coordinator), SERMA Ingénierie (F), and Innov+ (F).
The consortium partners worked in close collaboration with the topic leader Honeywell Aerospace, a leader in aerospace development and the manufacturer of avionics solutions. CSEM developed the vision system and machine learning algorithms for detecting behavioral features linked to drowsiness, addressing the unique challenges and requirements in the aeronautic context. In addition, CSEM has developed a smart wristband, based on optical sensing technologies, which allows direct on-body analysis of a pilot’s bio signals. SERMA Inge¿nierie was responsible for developing the HIPNOSIS vision system hardware, particularly the near-infrared illuminators synchronized with image capture, as well as integrating the system into the cockpit simulator. French startup Innov+, which already commercializes similar solutions for the automotive industry, contributed to the development of the HIPNOSIS software API.
The HIPNOSIS project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 821466.