What If An Earthquake Happens? AR App Simulates Damage

The Institute for Disaster Prevention Science Technology (NIED) [J] has released the iOS application “Moshi Yure” (If Tremor), which displays using AR (Augmented Reality) possible damage inflicted should an earthquake occur based on the user’s location information.
“Moshi Yure” acquires earthquake damage information at the corresponding position from location information using a device’s GPS, and it displays a hypothesized state of damage in the event of an earthquake through the device’s camera layered over the surrounding scenery.  The damage presented includes 17 types such as building and furniture destruction, tsunami, and liquefaction.  You can also post the AR images on Facebook and Twitter.

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