Virtual Reality Technology Teaches Children How To Cross The Road Safely To Prevent Child Injuries

- Sep 05, 2018-

Virtual reality technology teaches children how to cross the road safely to prevent child injuries

It’s time to start school in September, when adults are showing photos of children’s unwillingness to go to school, but should be more concerned about the traffic safety of children on the way to school. Because once an accident occurs, it may leave a lifelong regret. With the development of technology, this problem can be realized through virtual reality technology. Let the children come to the virtual traffic environment to experience whether they can not rely on the family to pass the complicated traffic, correctly identify the traffic lights, and go to school.

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Knowing the cause of the problem, you can test it and decide whether it will pass. Several reasons for children’s traffic accidents are summarized as follows: Unable to determine how far away the vehicle is from yourself and the estimated time to drive to its current location. Whether attention is focused on traffic lights, moving vehicles, and sidewalks. Parents overestimate the child's ability to cross the road or consider the child to be cautious. It is more effective to continue to investigate the causes of traffic accidents caused by children crossing the road under the age of 14.

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The test method is to let the child take the 3D glasses for a while, this journey is actually a flat and safe indoor environment, but a virtual environment is created through 3D glasses. There are hills, sidewalks, motorways and traffic lights in the environment, as well as bicycles, buses and cars. The children are completely immersed in the normal traffic environment. The route of the driving will be guided by the arrow. It can be judged by the 15min test that the child can master the road passing through a certain vehicle alone. Otherwise, during the test, the child will exclaim or give up the test, because he will say that he has been hit by the car several times, he is very scared.


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Through testing, you can know why children have no way to safely pass the road. It is impossible to recognize the traffic lights, or it is impossible to judge the distance of the vehicle, and rapid dodging causes collision with other people or vehicles. Earphones with 3D glasses can be used to guide the child through the correct pass it. Through continuous trial and error and learning, children who have experienced virtual reality can prioritize the principles and laws of transportation than other children who have not tested virtual reality. So walking in the real traffic environment is safer and more experienced, because you will know where you made a mistake and was hit by a virtual car. At the same time, this kind of experience allows children to experience the traffic rules and judge the way of passing through personal experience, but this does not mean that they are now free to cross the street. Because of complicated traffic conditions or any unpredictable conditions (driver's mental state, fatigue driving, drunk driving, driving and playing mobile phones, etc.), for example, they will be late in school and become in a hurry, and their attention will be attracted by surrounding music and things.