AREarthQuakeDrill: Toward increased awareness of personnel during earthquakes via AR evacuation drills

Kohei Yoshimi, Photchara Ratsamee, Jason Orlosky

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Abstract

Evacuation drills are carried out to reduce the injury or death caused by earthquakes. However, the content of evacuation drills is generally predetermined for specific evacuation routes and actions. This inflexibility can reduce user motivation and sincerity.In this paper, we propose an Augmented Reality (AR) based evacuation drill system. We use an optical see-through head-mounted display (HMD) for mapping a room and recognizing interior. Our system constructs an AR drill environment of the real environment, and reproduces the after-effects of an earthquake by applying vibrations to the objects. We evaluated our system in an experiment with 10 participants. Comparing cases with and without AR obstacles, we found that AR training affected participant motivation and the diversity of traversed evacuation routes during practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages446-447
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780738113678
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2021 - Virtual, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Mar 27 2021Apr 3 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2021

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2021
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityVirtual, Lisbon
Period3/27/214/3/21

Keywords

  • H.5.2 [User Interfaces]: User Interfaces - Graphical user interfaces (GUI)
  • H.5.m [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Miscellaneous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology
  • Modeling and Simulation

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