A team at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) in Taipei City has created a VR-powered system to help people escape a building during fires.
As per studies, 2.46 per 100,000 people died in fires in Taiwan during 2020. The research team believed that there was a need for a more systematic approach to training people how to get out of harm’s way during a fire and decrease casualties.
The initiative was led by the Department of Industrial Education Professor Hong Jon-chao. It also incorporates instructions for handling fire fighting equipment in addition to familiarizing individuals with escape plans. The VR project has created simulations for people to test their ability to respond in such situations.
The system noted the users’ reactions to provide them a personalized analysis and actionable advice for enhancing their fire response. The VR system intends to enable users to become familiar with the necessary steps to follow.
The NTNU team stated that their work was an example of the university fulfilling its social responsibility.
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