A VR-enhanced rollover car simulator and edutainment application for increasing seat belt use awareness
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A VR-enhanced rollover car simulator and edutainment application for increasing seat belt use awareness

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A VR-enhanced rollover car simulator and edutainment application for increasing seat belt use awareness

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dc.contributor.author Riera, José V.
dc.contributor.author Casas Yrurzum, Sergio
dc.contributor.author Alonso Plá, Francisco Manuel
dc.contributor.author Fernández Marín, Marcos
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-04T18:35:45Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-04T18:35:45Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/80659
dc.description.abstract Most countries have active road safety policies that seek the objective of reducing deaths in traffic accidents. One of the main factors in this regard is the awareness of the safety measures, one of the most important being the correct usage of the seat belt, a device that is known to save thousands of lives every year. The presented work shows a VR-enhanced edutainment application designed to increase awareness on the use of seat belts. For this goal, a motorized rollover system was developed that, synchronized with a VR application (shown in a head-mounted display for each user inside a real car), rolls over this car with up to four passengers inside. This way, users feel the sensations of a real overturn and therefore they realize the consequences and the results of not wearing a seat belt. The system was tested for a month in the context of a road safety exhibition in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, one of the leading countries in car accidents per capita. More than 500 users tested and assessed the usefulness of the system. We measured, before and after the rollover experience, the perception of risk of not using the seat belt. Results show that awareness regarding the use of seat belts increases very significantly after using the presented edutainment tool.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Computers, 2021, vol. 10, num. 5, p. 55
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Riera, José V. Casas, Sergio Alonso Plá, Francisco Manuel Fernández, Marcos 2021 A VR-enhanced rollover car simulator and edutainment application for increasing seat belt use awareness Computers 10 5 55
dc.subject Seguretat viària
dc.subject Psicologia
dc.title A VR-enhanced rollover car simulator and edutainment application for increasing seat belt use awareness
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2021-11-04T18:35:46Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/computers10050055
dc.identifier.idgrec 148770

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