Using Augmented Reality Navigation for Disaster Evacuation

Authors: SHI-RONG XIAO*, Department of geography ,Chinese Culture University, Chien-Min Chu,, Department of geography ,Chinese Culture University
Keywords: Augmented Reality, Human Computer Interaction, Disaster preparedness model, assistive technology, Space Cognition, indoor navigation
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Napoleon Foyer/Common St. Corridor, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
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The exploitation of natural resources has caused increased frequency and intensity of artificial destructions and disasters, hence the more serious damages. When disasters cannot be avoided, awareness of disaster prevention becomes more and more important. Although there are already many nature disasters in Taiwan, most people did not pay much attention beforehand to the disasters (e.g. escape route and refuge nearby). When disaster occurs, people are unprepared. And it is more difficult to escape especially when they are in an unfamiliar environment. Furthermore, high ability of orientation and direction discrimination is always a requirement for utilizing the guidance of the traditional plan map to reach the save zone. To cope with this problem, the purpose of this study is to explore what the alternative ways we can implement to improve disaster prevention education. We will discuss crucial issues such as how to escape from the danger zone in a limited time, how to take the most effective evacuating routes, and how to get refuge without confronting obstacles. The emerging AR technologies, indoor mapping and navigation, 3D geo-visualization are discussed in this research. We hope this research can not only provide instant access of disaster information but also provide higher possibility of successful wayfinding performance of evacuation.

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