Preparing for the Next Tsunami with Virtual Reality

Preparing for the Next Tsunami with Virtual Reality
technology

Oculus Rift simulation could help prepare for natural disasters

Leo Lutero
  • 16 march 2016

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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