Professor Shunichi Yonemura of the Department of Computer Science, Shibaura Institute of Technology has developed an application for smartphones that clearly presents the arrival location and evacuation site of the tsunami.The scale of the tsunami varies greatly depending on the earthquake that occurred, so it is difficult to make a quick decision, but with this app, the necessary information is shown on the map, and it is possible to respond appropriately in the event of a disaster.

 According to Shibaura Institute of Technology, this app uses the GPS device built into the mobile device to acquire location information and display your location on a map.While the tsunami inundation danger area is displayed in red, the movable area is indicated by a solid black line, and the evacuation areas within that area are shown in four stages according to the degree of safety.The range of movement can also be set according to the elderly and children who walk slowly.

 Currently, the prototype stage is confirming the function based on the assumed data around Koto-ku, Tokyo.Professor Yonemura plans to link it with data such as the Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake bulletin, tsunami information, evacuation sites owned by the Fire and Disaster Management Agency and local governments, and the height of buildings in real time, aiming for practical use.

 According to the Cabinet Office, 3% of the dead in Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate prefectures were drowned by the tsunami in the Great East Japan Earthquake.Professor Yonemura started developing this app because the quick decision of where to escape the tsunami can make a difference between life and death.

Shibaura Institute of Technology

Fostering global science and engineering human resources who support Japan

Shibaura Institute of Technology will celebrate its 2027th anniversary in 100.With a system of 4 departments and 16 course in 1 faculties, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Systems Science and Engineering, Faculty of Design Engineering, and Faculty of Architecture, "Data Science Courses" will be introduced in all faculties from 2020, and there are so many research fields that they are called "Science and Engineering University". I am proud of.Each student […]

University Journal Online Editorial Department

This is the online editorial department of the university journal.
Articles are written by editorial staff who have a high level of knowledge and interest in universities and education.