Medutainment-Based AR Rally: Disaster Medical Learning Tool for Citizens
Various attempts have been made to teach first aid to the general public on how to deal with disaster medical situations, such as sending firemen to schools to give talks and hand out instructional pamphlets. But it is hard to determine whether the message is really getting through, or whether the students attend just because they have to. Now we have come up with a novel IT-based interactive educational tool based on a medutainment (medical edutainment) model for teaching basic first aid techniques to the public. Our initial assessment shows that this new medutainment-based approach is very effective for teaching first aid and disaster medicine to large numbers of people in situations where cost-effective experience-based training is impractical or not available.
KeywordsAR Rally Disaster medicine Medutainment Edutainment Education for first aid Education for bystander
This study was partially carried out under the project, “Research and Development on Urban Disaster Reduction Communities based on Scientific analyses of Disaster Medicine and Rescue Training,” under the R&D focus area, “Creation of Safe and Secure Cities and Regions Connected by Communities”, of the JST Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX). The authors are grateful to the many supportive people and organizations for the cooperation.
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