SVR-1 (Beta Version)

SVR-1 (Beta Version)

Sayuri Ohashi, Ryu Nakagawa, Art and Media Experience Lab

Concept/Creative Direction: Ryu Nakagawa
Programming/System Direction: Sayuri Ohashi
Technical support: Akari Kamiya
3D modeling cooperation: Soji Mochizuki, Kaito Kakiuchi
Effects design cooperation: Ken Sonobe
Supervisor: Takayoshi Aoki (Takayoshi AOKI Laboratory, Nagoya City University)


SVR-1 is an educational VR experience for earthquake disaster mitigation in Bhutan, in which users can experience an earthquake and practice with earthquake mitigation measures. A user can experience a virtual earthquake in a room which is based on traditional Bhutanese house design and learn about earthquake disaster mitigation, with Oculus Quest. In this VR experience, first, the user experiences a devastating earthquake. After the earthquake, some glowing and floating indicators appear at the important points of interest for the earthquake disaster mitigation. Then, the user would touch the indicators to display text regarding knowledge about how to handle a devastating earthquake. After that, the earthquake prevention equipment kit on the table appears in the room. Then, the user would take the equipment, and the kit prompts the user to place the equipment in the correct position. The user would place the equipment with their own hands using the Oculus Touch Controllers which utilize six degrees of freedom (6DoF) tracking. After completing the task, a devastating earthquake occurs again, and the user would safely experience it.




ADADA 2019, MALAYSIA, Nov, 2019 [ > ]


Published Paper

  • SVR-1 (Beta Version): An Educational VR Experience for Earthquake Disaster Mitigation in Bhutan, Sayuri Ohashi, Akari Kamiya, Soji Mochizuki, Ken Sonobe, Ryu Nakagawa, Takayoshi Aoki, Proceedings of 17th International Conference of Asia Digital Art and Design 2019 (ADADA2019), 7 – 8, 11 , Refereed [ > ]

Supported by

  • This research was supported by Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) / Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).