Game-Based Evacuation Drill Inside Google Street View
Evacuation drills should be conducted repeatedly in various conditions. Therefore, we have implemented game-based evacuation drill inside Google Street View (GSV) to realize evacuation drills in GSV with high situational (evacuation scenario) and visual realities (digital materials). In the evacuation drill, people can (1) participate easily and safely in evacuation drills regardless of time, place, weather, and their conditions, (2) participate in various evacuation drills for their local regions and other places, and (3) repeat the same evacuation drills with routes or behaviors that differ from their previous drills. We experimentally found that this type of evacuation drill has strong potential as a new evacuation drill.
KeywordsGame-based learning Evacuation drill Virtual world Google street view
This work was supported by the Strategic Information and Communications R&D Promotion Programme (SCOPE) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan and by the Foundation for the Fusion of Science and Technology (FOST), Japan. We would like to thank to A. Iroden, J. Kawai, S. Kitajima, and H. Yamasumi for their efforts in this work.
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