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Pages: 6688-6698
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

GAME-BASED EVACUATION DRILL SYSTEM USING AR, HMD, AND 3DCG

J. Kawai1, S. Iwama1, H. Mitsuhara1, K. Iwaka1, Y. Kozuki1, K. Tanaka2, M. Shishibori1

1Tokushima University (JAPAN)
2Kinki University (JAPAN)
Some large-scale disasters occurred and the damages from those disasters were enormous in recent years. Even though DPE (disaster prevention education) is very important to reduce disaster risk, most people do not work hard on DPE. Therefore, in this study, we proposed "Real World Edutainment (RWE)" and have developed the RWE system, game-based evacuation drill, to provide high reality and effective experience and improve people’s motivation for disaster prevention.

The first version of the RWE system worked on a tablet computer. However, the reality was not enough in visual aspects. The second version of the RWE system which adopted markerless AR to improve the visual reality was still not enough.

To further improve the visual reality, we focused on HMD (head mounted display) as a new output device for the RWE system and a video game engine for 3D learning materials in the RWE system. Then, we extended the RWE system, adopting marker-based AR, Oculus Rift (a binocular opaque HMD), and Unity (3D video game engine).

We conducted a trial experiment (small-scale evacuation drill) using the extended RWE system and found that the visual reality was greatly improved. On the other hand, some problems remain unresolved. The extended RWE system did not provide a complete reality because of the recognition limits of the AR marker. Besides, almost all of the participants suffered from 3D sickness caused by the HMD. Our future work is to solve those problems and make the RWE system more practicable.
@InProceedings{KAWAI2015GAM,
author = {Kawai, J. and Iwama, S. and Mitsuhara, H. and Iwaka, K. and Kozuki, Y. and Tanaka, K. and Shishibori, M.},
title = {GAME-BASED EVACUATION DRILL SYSTEM USING AR, HMD, AND 3DCG},
series = {9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-5763-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {2-4 March, 2015},
year = {2015},
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TY - CONF
AU - J. Kawai AU - S. Iwama AU - H. Mitsuhara AU - K. Iwaka AU - Y. Kozuki AU - K. Tanaka AU - M. Shishibori
TI - GAME-BASED EVACUATION DRILL SYSTEM USING AR, HMD, AND 3DCG
SN - 978-84-606-5763-7/2340-1079
PY - 2015
Y1 - 2-4 March, 2015
CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2015 Proceedings
SP - 6688
EP - 6698
ER -
J. Kawai, S. Iwama, H. Mitsuhara, K. Iwaka, Y. Kozuki, K. Tanaka, M. Shishibori (2015) GAME-BASED EVACUATION DRILL SYSTEM USING AR, HMD, AND 3DCG, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 6688-6698.
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