Development of Mobile Application for Disaster Prevention
Hidehiko Hayashi1, Misato Tokoro2, Keizi Takahashi3, Akinori Minazuki4

1Hidehiko Hayashi, Department of Management Information, Hokusei Gakuen University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
2Misato Tokoro, Department of Management Information, Hokusei Gakuen University, Sapporo Hokkaido, Japan.
3Keizi Takahashi, Department of Management Information, Hokusei Gakuen University, Sapporo Hokkaido, Japan.
4Akinori Minazuki, Department of Economics, Kushiro Public University, Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan.
Manuscript received on 03 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 28 May 2019 | PP: 609-614 | Volume-7 Issue-6C2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F11110476C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: In recent years, many damage has been caused by earthquakes in Japan. Most recently, there is Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake on September 6, 2018. The damage was 790 casualties. Blackout occurred in Hokkaido Island as a whole. Earthquake countermeasures in Japan have been accumulated every time the historically experienced earthquake disaster occurred. However, countermeasures by such accumulation are insufficient, and it is urgent to develop concrete measures and tools. When an earthquake occurs, send support for supplies (such as food and clothing) to the afflicted area. Victims can receive them. Thus, in the event of an earthquake, a support system from the administrative side to victims have already been constructed. However, the victims have not sufficiently constructed a demand system for requesting support from the administrative side. In particular, there is insufficient support for persons with handicaps called “disaster vulnerable populations”, ie, disabled people, mobility impairment, foreigners, baby, elderly, and so on. For that purpose, using information technology, we conducted research to develop a support system reflecting the demand for supplies of disaster vulnerable populations. As a method, we proposed and developed a mobile application to make it easier for disaster vulnerable populations to deliver supplies requests. This contribute to the reduction of the handicap of vulnerable populations. This study outlines our system development and shows the evaluation result of interface development. In addition, in this study, as a tool development, we will organize and present the current situation of the mobile application development contest and contribute to the connection to the international community on disaster prevention.
Keywords: Administrative Services, Earthquake, Mobile app, Vulnerable Populations.
Scope of the Article: Mobile Applications and Services for IoT