Augmented Reality
Manish Shewaramani
By: Manish Shewaramani

Augmented Reality: The Technology That’s Making Disaster Management Smarter!

Every time, natural disaster strikes, it wreaked havoc on thousands of lives.

“In the past 30 years, the world has lost more than 2.5 million people and almost $4 trillion because of natural disasters, the president of the World Bank said.”

The devastating consequences of natural calamities like- flood, storm, earthquake, landslide or fire are really frightening.

Dealing with such disruption is quite a task. Governments set up national bodies and enact legislations to reduce and manage disaster risks.

Let’s see how Disaster management is done.

It consists of four different phases.

how Disaster management is done

In first two phases Mitigation and Preparedness, efforts are made to lessen the impact of future disaster via Simulation, training or information visualization.

Rest of the two phases involves immediate and adequate decisions to be taken in response to catastrophe and rebuild everything like before.

AUGMENTED REALITY gives an edge to the resilience.

Augmented reality, the technology superimposes virtual content over real world object in real-time in real world environment, when viewed through AR app.

Scratching your head, how technology here comes in.

Let’s shed some light over this concern.

Less often, people have better understanding of the risks posed by potential natural hazards. Plus, providing best health care services post-disaster is also troublesome.

It presents a major challenge for the disaster risk management services. But, here, technology can create a big difference in diminishing the damage and improving actions in response to perils.

Take a look at the ways; Augmented reality is a boon for disaster management.

Training simulation

Augmented reality simulation help people experience the threats of catastrophes with compelling visual effect.

When buildings or any specific area is viewed with mobile app, useful information such as the expected height of floods, the degree of fire risk and evacuation facilities is displayed.

AR images of depth of water, obstacles on the road, road congestion, ground status is also shown.

GPS enabled app assist people pre-disaster, that which streets and buildings are safe and how people can evacuate during any emergency.

Real-time help at off-site emergency

Aftermath of flood or storm, condition of regions go to the dogs. Several people are injured and they require instant medication, but it’s practically impossible to drive a team of doctors to the place immediately and treat every individual.

Here, augmented reality smart glasses can save lives by providing real-time critical information to the practitioner and getting proper assistance.

Take a glance, how it works.

Responder at emergency off-site wearing smart glass enable the doctor surveillance injured person’s body and thereby, practitioner can prescribe the most possible medication without actually moving to the location.

This way real-time treatment and help can be rendered.

The future ahead

Augmented reality is the ultimate solution for the places that are hit hardly by the disasters. Rising sea levels and changing weather patterns hinting the next destructive calamities in future.

Human beings cannot control the act of god, but harnessing the power of technology, magnitude of destruction can be mitigated.

This groundbreaking technology is helping the nations like no other.

Get in touch with our consultants and build an AR solution today!

Here, how disaster management becomes a breeze with the advent of augmented reality is explained.

In our next series, we will discuss how another technology takes the edge off the consequences that disaster would create. Stay tuned with us.

  • Risk management entails mitigation,preparedness,recovery and response to risk. This is a good outline on how to handle,manage and reduce risks.