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ID 115299
Author
Iguchi, K. Tokushima University
Keywords
Augmented reality
digital game
disaster education
head mounted display
interactive learning
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Disaster education focusing on how we should take immediate actions after disasters strike is essential to protect our lives. However, children find it difficult to understand such disaster education. Instead of disaster education to children, adults should properly instruct them to take immediate actions in the event of a disaster. We refer to such adults as Immediate-Action Commanders (IACers) and attach importance to technology-enhanced IACer training programs with high situational and audio-visual realities. To realize such programs, we focused on digital game, augmented reality (AR) and head-mounted displays (HMDs). We prototyped three AR systems that superimpose interactive virtual objects onto HMDs’ real-time vision or a trainee’s actual view based on interactive fictional scenarios. In addition, the systems are designed to realize voice-based interactions between the virtual objects (i.e., virtual children) and the trainee. According to a brief comparative survey, the AR system equipped with a smartphone-based binocular opaque HMD (Google Cardboard) has the most promising practical system for technology-enhanced IACer training programs.
Journal Title
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning
ISSN
18630383
Publisher
International Association of Online Engineering
Volume
12
Issue
2
Start Page
101
End Page
117
Published Date
2017
Rights
This is an open access article under the CC BY license(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/at/)
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language
eng
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Science and Technology