An Approach to Visualize Disaster Prevention Information Using Augmented Reality

Report Date: September 2011

This paper presents a new approach for visualizing disaster prevention information during a disaster response or drill using augmented reality. The system uilizes a smartphones’ powerful CPU, camera, accelerometers, GPS, and solid state compass along with a map consisting of virtual objects called AirTags in augmented reality space.

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  • National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster

    The research and development division undertakes research for supporting firefighting and disaster prevention activities by placing particular emphasis on such research themes as are demanding immediate attention or are desired strongly by society. The following five laboratories are organized for the purpose.

    • Large-Scale Fire Lab
    • Hazardous Materials Lab
    • Hazmat Facility Lab
    • Earthquake and Natural Disaster Lab
    • Special Disaster Lab

Hosokawa, Masafumi, Yasushi Takehara, Akihiro Shibayama, and Ken-ichi Takanashi. An Approach to Visualize Disaster Prevention Information Using Augmented Reality. Tokyo, Japan: Report of National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, No. 111, p. 6, 2011. Print.

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