Research program including LIFE
Funded by: FP7­SME (European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research)
Start date: April 2011
Duration: 36 months
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IMOSHION-logoIMOSHION (Improving Occupational Safety & Health in European SMEs with help of Simulation and Virtual Reality) is a research project that is co-­financed by the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) of the European Union.

The goal of the whole project is to raise the awareness of OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) issues for employees and managers in the SMEs of the industrial sector in order to reduce the costs and risks, in particular with building evacuation plans.

In this project, MASA Group works on the development of “Tool B”: a workplace simulation for experimenting and training in OSH issues using MASA LIFE AI-­middleware to design and execute behaviours of non-­player characters in the simulation.




The project IMOSHION is implemented by 10 partners from 6 European countries that have a common interest in improving working conditions in small and medium sized enterprises in the manufacturing sector. The project focuses on two aspects: it collects existing knowledge and creates new information concerning OSH issues and it also wants to develop tools and techniques to raise awareness and improve OSH in SMEs.


Initial work will be carried out to elicit the technological requirements of SMEs by providing the RTD performers with a further definition of the tools to be developed. The RTD performers in collaboration with the SME associations will develop the set of OSH-­related tools of the IMOSHION project.

This will include :

  • (a) an OSH knowledge and learning management system,
  • (b) a workplace simulation for experimenting and training on OSH issues,
  • (c) an immersive training and learning tool for OSH procedures, and
  • (d) a planning tool for OSH prevention at workstation and workplace levels.


SMEs associations : ­

  • NEuropa (Spain -­ Coordinator)
  • The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Stara Zagora (Bulgaria), ­ Virtual Dimension Center (Germany), ­
  • Ringo Valvulas (Spain),

Research and Technical Development partners : ­

  • University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
  • University of Stuttgart (Germany)
  • TNO (Netherlands)
  • ­ MASA Group
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (Germany)

Publication & Events

PAAMS 2013
Maruéjouls, S. & Chopinaud C.,2013. IMOSHION : A Simulation Framework Using Virtual Intelligent
Agents for Workplace Evacuation in Case of Emergency Situation. In Advances on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi­Agent Systems, 304-­307­3­642­38073­0_33

Futur en Seine 2012.
In June 2012, the project IMOSHION was presented during 4 days at the most famous international digital innovation festival “Futur en Seine” organized by CAP DIGITAL in Paris.
http://www.futur­en­ (French)

Images of the Tool B (Workplace Simulation) developed by MASA Group