Hardware-Software Interface Design for Virtual Reality Applications

College of Engineering and Applied Science / Biomedical Engineering

Description

The objective of this project is to design and develop a wearable motion sensing system and design a communication environment between the motion sensing and an Unity based Virtual Reality (VR) environment for real-time control and data visualization. This project is a component of a more sophisticated research on visual sensory abnormality in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), where the human subject's motion need to be sensed and input into an VR environment. This device can help detect the abnormal and repetitive behaviors of children with ASD. This project will mainly include :1) microcontroller programming to drive motion sensors and collect motion data from them; 2) development of computer code to send the motion data to the VR software through the microcontroller; and 3) development of a virtual object in the VR environment that moves in realtime according to the motion sensor's sensing.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The student will be responsible for:
1) Microcontroller programming to drive motion sensors and collect motion data from them;
2) development of computer code to send the motion data to the VR software through the microcontroller;
3) development of a virtual object in the VR environment that moves in realtime according to the motion sensor's sensing;
4) Writing research documents and reports.

Desired Qualifications

None listed