Senior Design Projects

ECS193 A/B Winter & Spring 2023

Developing a Visual Platform for All-Terrain Vehicle-Riding Simulator

Name Farzaneh khorsandi
Affiliation UC Davis

Project's details

Project title Developing a Visual Platform for All-Terrain Vehicle-Riding Simulator
Background All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are widely used for occupational and recreational purposes. About 700 deaths and 100,000 injuries are annually reported in the United States; Youths constitute 20% of these numbers. The injury rate of youth ATV operators is 12 times more than adults. It has been hypothesized that many youth-related ATV incidents occur because children ride ATVs that do not fit their capabilities. Therefore, there is a need to evaluate youth’s mental and physical capabilities.
Agricultural Safety and Health Lab at UC Davis is developing an ATV-riding simulator to evaluate youths’ mental capabilities for riding ATVs. The simulator is already set at the University of Iowa. There is a need for developing a visual platform coupled with the ATV-riding simulator.
Description This proposed project will develop Visual Simulator of the ATV riding simulator. The visual simulator includes multiple screens in front of the operator or Virtual Reality Glasses. A gaming platform will be used to simulate the visual experience of riding the ATV. In addition, the visual component will be capable of reacting to the operator’s commands through a code developed in the lab.
• Simulating the real-world ATV riding experience in the lab
• Synchronizing the visual platform with the commands on the ATV controls such as acceleration, hand and foot brake, gearshift control, and axillary controls
Deliverable The final product is the visual platform of an ATV simulator that works based on the commands on different controls of ATV.
Skill set desirable The student should be familiar with
• embedded systems
• virtual reality (VR) techniques
• computer-aided design programs
Phone number 5307527848
Client time availability 30-60 min weekly or more
IP requirement Client wishes to keep IP of the project
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