Would You Know How To Survive An Airplane Accident?

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And would you believe that now there is an app for that?  The app quizzes you on safety procedures you would use before, during and after an incident.  It also gives you training to help you survive an airplane accident. Yeah, there is an app for that, and it’s called Prepare For Impactimage

Yesterday the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCI Lab) of the University of Udine, Italy released this free app for Apple and Android.

The app focuses on major types of airplane emergencies such as in-flight decompressions, ground collisions, runway overruns, water landings, and even crash landings.

The creators of the app said that they included different threats that can make aircraft evacuation more complex, such as smoke in the cabin, fire, cabin, hazardous water conditions and unusable exits.

imageThe creators of the app also said that many passengers don’t pay attention to the safety information, or may misunderstand the safety information card, and they hope that this app – which uses realistic scenarios in 3-D – “could be a novel, effective strategy to improve comprehension of aviation safety instructions in the general public” said the press release.

imageBottom Line

I decided to download the app and try it for myself.  I thought a lot of the graphic interface was confusing. The most alarming part of it though is that it starts with a quiz – 12 questions about general airplane safety in emergencies. I figured I would get at least 10 correct. I was shocked to find out that I only got six correct answers. I think most of my errors came from not picking enough answers, as moust questions said there could be more than one answer.

Has anyone else tried out this app?  What did you think?  And what was your score on the quiz?  Feel free to comment below.

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