Preparing for the Next Tsunami with Virtual Reality
Oculus Rift simulation could help prepare for natural disasters
It is in Japan’s geology and geography to be prone to tsunamis. The highly advanced society suffered a disaster in 2011, when Japan’s east coast was devoured by waves reaching up to 40.5 meters high. Aiming to prepare citizens for a similar disaster, faculty at the Aichi University of Technology is using the Oculus Rift DK2 as a convincing head-worn simulator of cities being devoured by monster waves.
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