Earthquake simulator to shake off fear
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 7:00p.m.
Campbell Live viewers in Christchurch will all have stories of staying, going, or trying to do both during an earthquake.
The fear that hits you as you realise this is a big one is daunting, and so is trying to cope, again.
At Canterbury University they're trying to help people cope, but to do that they have to replicate the fear an earthquake can create.
John Sellwood checks out an earthquake simulator that scares people for their own good.
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17/07/2012 8:12:52 a.m.
I was at an amusment arcade in Osaka back in 2000 which had a curved projection in a cheap ride giving a larger continuous view - ie much better than this 3 flat projections.It is 12 years back, but I think it was about 9 mtrs long projection on the curve. ie it would give a much more realistic view. If they could do that 12 years ago for a cheap amusment ride in an arcade, they can probably make a better simulator for just about anything. I dont think the screen projection was high tech/costly, just innovative to give the curved wrap-around projection. Have my own ideas on how they could have done it, but the curved projection surface looked to be a fabric to me, even felt like fabric. I'm guessing back projection as I didn't see any projectors at the front.
17/07/2012 12:40:53 a.m.
Bah its not the fear of dying that scares me, its what unafforable damage it might do.
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