This summer, is the global attention was the youth club in Thailand have been trapped.
On June 23, 12 "boar" football team's young assistant coach at the age of 25 Ekkapol Janthawong go out under the guidance of "adventure".They came to the north of Thailand near the borders of Burma Tham Luang caves, torrential rains trapped underground cave lost with the outside world.Until July 2, and trapped in nine days later, the 13 people finally discovered by British divers.
Rescue operations from the beginning of the July 8, is divided into three times, each action within 15 minutes, to ensure that the 19 professional rescuers to break into the hole and increase supply.Can rescue operation is not smooth, after the found trapped location, how to rescue became a test of rescue problem, during a involved in the rescue of former Thai navy special forces when performing the task of carrying oxygen tanks suffocated by hypoxia and overwork.
Until July 10, trapped Thailand's Chiang rai caves in the last four young football players and coaches 1 were rescued.At this point, since June 23 trapped cave 13 people have been saved.
VR net (micro public letter number: VR platform), participate in the rescue hole latent experts have said China: the rescue action is the most difficult in the world, one of the highest risk rescue operations.
To prove this huge cave how dangerous, as the New York times readers construct an AR scene, let people can "hands-on" experience Tham Luang cave entrance.
Through the application of the New York times, in ARKit or ARCore compatible device, you will see a black wall, there is a life-size picture, depicts the boys and their coaches and rescuers to the situations in the cave.
At this time of Thailand has entered the rainy season, the weather changes in after them into the cave, heavy rains cats and dogs.The rising water blocking them out of the hole in the road.
This is since February seventh topic since the paper using AR technology., however, the experience of claustrophobia are different from previous experience, past experience has mostly confined to render 3 d models, such as the Olympic athletes, David Bowie (David Bowie) clothing to Guatemala's volcano destroyed and Syria's chemical warfare, etc.
"Every time we are trying new things, this requires us to further focus on new interaction design, to intuitive understanding of the working principle of" the New York times submerged platform narrative director Graham Roberts (Graham Roberts) said in an E-mail to Next Reality.
It is worth mentioning that other publications such as The Times, the Washington post and USA today will also actively AR technology is applied to news reports, but in a short span of six months, the New York times is showed that the technology as the core part of the news reports.
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