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Australia: Virtual reality technology puts people through 'searing' bushfire scenario

Source(s):  Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

A new virtual reality project which puts residents through a "searing" bushfire experience has the potential to be used as a learning tool for more of Australia's natural hazards.

That is the opinion of Tracy Grime from the South Australian CFS, who believes the technology could be vital for the future of bushfire action planning.

The University of South Australia and the SA Country Fire Service has teamed up to create a VR experience which gives residents an insight into a bushfire scenario.

The new technology, developed by UniSA PhD student Safa Molan in conjunction with CFS officials, allows people to live through a computer-generated scenario of a major bushfire in the Adelaide Hills.

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  • Publication date 14 Apr 2018

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