Conference Paper

Mobile Augmented Reality Application for Building Evacuation Using Intelligent Signs

2017 International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering
Sharad Sharma, James Stigall

ABSTRACT



 It is critical that building patrons know how to evacuate, in case of an emergency. Live evacuation drills are ideal for training people to evacuate in an indoor or outdoor setting. However, live evacuation drills are time-consuming and costly. They could also lead to injury to participants. Virtual evacuation training would help people visualize evacuation procedures. Emerging research supports augmented reality as an educational, training, and instructional tool. Motivated by augmented reality’s educational use and mobile technology’s ubiquitous presence, an Android-based mobile augmented reality application (MARA) was developed to show people how to evacuate a building. The MARA uses the Unity3D game engine and the Vuforia AR toolkit. This paper presents the use of intelligent signs to illustrate its benefits to the users during evacuation. 

SEDE 2017



ISBN:
978-1-943436-05-7
PUBLISHER:
ISCA
CHIEF EDITOR:
Frederick C. Harris Jr. Yan Shi Sergiu Dascalu
CONFERENCE VENUE:
Denver Colorado USA
CONTACT DETAILS:
Debnath
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