Search
Close this search box.

Airmen at Yokota Airbase Utilize Virtual Reality for Earthquake Training

two fighter planes flying in the sky during daytime
two fighter planes flying in the sky during daytime

Virtual reality can help prepare respondents for earthquakes, training them in the eventuality of powerful natural disasters in the event of one.

Airmen at Yokota Airbase have been using virtual reality to prepare for natural disasters. This innovative device offers them a unique first-person perspective of the impact of an earthquake, from its onset to the end, equipping the airmen with the skills and awareness of risk management:

“What we are hoping for is risk management awareness, as well as getting a firsthand experience to what some of these emergencies might actually look like,” said Maj. Nick Reed, the 374th Airlift Wing’s chief safety officer

Responsive Image

The training was held at the annual airlift hub in Tokyo, and an additional experience was provided inside the base to simulate a home-based environment and escape scenario.

Overall, the VR training experience at Yokota Airbase shows the critical use case of immersive technologies in assisting responders and normal citizens in emergencies. Virtual reality can effectively simulate life-risking scenarios that are not possible in the real world without the event happening, thus enabling those partaking in such simulations to train effectively, cost-efficiently, and safely.

If you found this article to be informative, you can explore more current metaverse news here, exclusives, interviews, and podcasts.

The Future of Materials Discovery: Reducing R&D Costs significantly with GenMat’s AI and Machine Learning Tools

When: July 13, 2023 at 11:30am

What: GenMat Webinar

Picture of Jake Vikoren

Jake Vikoren

Company Speaker

Picture of Deep Prasad

Deep Prasad

Company Speaker

Picture of Araceli Venegas

Araceli Venegas

Company Speaker

Jack Boreham

Jack Boreham is the editorial director and account executive at the Digital Twin Insider: the leading digital twin publication globally. Jack has been at the forefront of the platform's growth as a digital twin specialist - writing and advising projects in the Digital Twin space for over two years. [email protected]

Share this article:

Relevant

The Future of Materials Discovery: Reducing R&D Costs significantly with GenMat’s AI and Machine Learning Tools

When: July 13, 2023 at 11:30am

What: GenMat Webinar

Picture of Jake Vikoren

Jake Vikoren

Company Speaker

Picture of Deep Prasad

Deep Prasad

Company Speaker

Picture of Araceli Venegas

Araceli Venegas

Company Speaker

Keep track of everything going on in the Digital Twin Market.

In one place.

Related Articles

Join Our Newsletter