JDR Vol.12 No.5 pp. 882-890
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2017.p0882


Development of a Virtual Reality Experience System for Interior Damage Due to an Earthquake – Utilizing E-Defense Shake Table Test –

Takuzo Yamashita*,†, Mahendra Kumar Pal*, Kazutoshi Matsuzaki**, and Hiromitsu Tomozawa**

*National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED)
1501-21 Nishikameya, Mitsuda, Shijimi-cho Miki, Hyogo 673-0515, Japan

Corresponding author

**Mizuho Information and Research Institute, Inc., Chiyoda-ku, Japan

April 14, 2017
August 1, 2017
Online released:
September 27, 2017
October 1, 2017
virtual reality, earthquake damage, education for disaster prevention, E-Defense

To construct a virtual reality (VR) experience system for interior damage due to an earthquake, VR image contents were created by obtaining images, sounds, and vibration data from multiple devices, with synchronization information, in a room at the 10th floor of 10-story RC structure tested at E-Defense shake table. An application for displaying 360-degree images of interior damage using a head mount display (HMD) was developed. The developed system was exhibited in public disaster prevention events, and then a questionnaire survey was conducted to assess usefulness of VR experience in disaster prevention education.

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