Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Modern Research in Engineering, Technology and Science
Experimental Study of Movement Virtualization by Electric Impulses with Low-Cost Microprocessors
Marcos Paulo Barreto Silva, Matheus Gonçalves Leite, Paulo de Tarso Tavares Dias, Vladimir Alexei Rodrigues Rocha, Gustavo Alves Fernandes, Bráulio Roberto Gomes Marinho Couto, Luiz Melk de Carvalho, Diva de Souza e Silva Rodrigues, Flávio Henrique Batista de Souza
The virtualization of movements is a relevant research area on technological evolution. Its applicability can be useful in several segments and the social distance has propelled this technology for application in areas such as education. However, not every institution has financial support to develop or use this technology. The objective of this work is to demonstrate an experimental study of movement virtualization, based on platforms accessible on the market, in order to demonstrate a solution that can meet the demands of immersion in virtual reality of institutions from different areas on the market (such as schools, hospitals etc.). During the experiments, the upper limbs were evaluated, with assessment of moments of rest, opening and closing hands and effort. As a result, it is proposed a device capable of demonstrating this kind of movements, with material costs of about 306.00 Brazilian Reais, which represents an affordable investment. Despite its limitations, the present work represents a relevant case study for institutions that wish to invest in this technology but need more accessible resources and techniques.
keywords: Virtualization, Moves, Microprocessors, Arduino.