The Challenge | Don’t Forget the Can Opener!

Create an easy-to-use way for people to develop their own, custom checklists – both items and plans – for specific kinds of disasters. Use NASA images, videos, or data visualizations to illustrate each disaster type, to help people understand how to prepare.

Stay Alive

VR simulation of Disatsers to help ppl protecting them selves against disaster,learn by mistake approach(player will try different tools and ways (water,blanket,escaping) and see the reaction of each one ,the best ways are sent after living the experience

Stay Alive

-2 minute pitch

I remember my computer miss telling me that its OK to miss the lectture bt dont miss the LAb , you know why ? thats because the human brain keeps the moments he lived, the experince he went through better than saving row information .that's extactly what happens during disasters , you have lots of general info about how to save yourself but you dont know which one is the best .for example : you know you should hide under table while an earthquake ,bt imagine that you are in a place with no table in while the earthquak what would you do ? human brain dosnt work in the crittical times lsame as the normal time so it wont be able to find the best way to protect yourself according to your environment and the tools availble and this could cause terrible harms .

Our project is VR disaster simulation, you will live the disaster, try tools around you , try to protect ur self or someone with you even you can first aid harmed people.What makes our project special that its for untrained people, disasters have no specific time they could happen when you are at home street or anywhere, you want always find a fire extinguisher or a first aid bag thats why you will need to look for different tools to handle the situation.

After the end of the scene u will receive instructions for the best way to handle situation with the right tools that will help you to be mentally ready with a plan and right tools to face disasters and all this with safe and costless way

- Background

Disasters are assumed to be one of the most likely problems to occur in the world. As a result, it causes increasing in global warming, costing a lot of money after any disaster in rescuing people,saving lives beside the fact that a lot of people get hurts.

Between 1950 and 2003, the world’s population grew from an estimated 2.5 billion to 6.3 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. More people are affected by natural disasters today because there are more people in the world to be affected.

in other hand Higher sea levels could send the cost of natural hazards soaring by increasing the hazard of flooding in coastal regions, especially if urban development and land clearing in coastal areas and flood plains increase. In such conditions, smaller storms could cause the same amount of damage as large storms have in the past, and large storms become even more devastating.

- Objectives

Our goal is to train people on how to react to disasters using objects available in house, school, or anywhere in a safe way with less cost and time and these tasks are :

  • Available for all people
  • Basic disasters training
  • Explore the right way (learn by mistake)
  • Fun and enjoyable
  • Indoor and outdoor simulation accident
  • Improve critical thinking
  • Low cost
  • Safe and harmless

Beside we will send a notification with the best and the right tools ,this way people will have knowledge for future disaster plan and tools.


resources :

-weathering and climate change :

-The Nature of the problem : population And natural disaster :


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