April 6, 2012, Interactive Arts & Technology: Interface Design (IAT 334) -based on an idea for an indoor skeleton simulator to help olympic skeleton athletes train more effectively during the summer.
- 1. 4- PC Desktop terminal running simple C-script prompt:Extreme3XS3- User reads: Information about the art concept, the experience of being a Skeleton athlete, the immersive quality and full motion precautions of the exhibit and the descriptive, step-by-step art installation instructions.Extreme Skeleton Sensation Simulator By: TInk NewmanSkeleton Athlete SFU Interactive & Industrial Design focus March 3, 2011Key: Start/Stop user actions and new phases. Technological processing (instantaneous transmission).User types their name and answers the prompt What is your name? unknowingly assigning their name letters to the Display_nameUser-based action or choice contributing to ownership of experience.HeadingsRepresent 3 Phases of art experience: 1. Preparation 2. Simulator 3. Video viewing Execution visible to audience. Cords and main computer hidden behind folding screen. Reoccuring event (continuous, real-time digital transmission).Yes.: installation board2- RSLogix 5000 Software: -Blue 12 DC volt LED tubes, in the sled motion plaform are contantly on and produce a glowing and soft illumination for interior lighting.No...the user can watch another person experience the simulator and then watch the Performance Viewing (wait for about 3 minutes.6- Users visual perception: A rounded, jet black, sleek, motionplatform that encases and is attached to a skeleton sled. The motion platform is supported by spider-like hydraulic systems (acuator) systems. The motion plaform casing displays Canadian maple leaf and aerodynamic inspired designs glowing on the outside (as they are cut through to the interior glowing lights).-Direct blue illumation is provided over the installation board by a blue 8mm LED wire and resistor and simple clamp to secure it over the board. Both non-interactive. :ComplexLogix Control System (PLC): users cognitive function 7- Microphone- RIGblaster Nomic USB/Serial Complete:1User walks through open archway and proceeds towards installation board.User speaks their name creating a personal connection and ownership to the experience.Atmosphere & Skeleton Gear System OneIndicates processing function on NEW PAGE Conditional statement or choice by user giving 2 different options.: RSLogix 5000 Software5User decides to use the sled/body interface and ride the simulator.: RS232 Serial Cable8- RS232 Serial Cable: Sends audio data signal assigned with Name and activates drive on/recieved switch.12- Wireless, Virtual Reality, Uvex Helmet with 3D, 10 away, LCD, projection into visor::Kinetix 6000 Multi-Axis Servo DriveThe user puts on the sleek, tted, helmet and pushes a button on the helmet to turn the battery powered helmet on. The screen starts out as translucent and becomes opaque, showing the output of track visuals once the simulation begins.9- Kinetix 6000 Multi-Axis Servo Drive inside the CompactLogix PLC Sends audio data name to software for additional mild, reverb processing, concatenation with the sentence The track is now clear for Name; and sentence Name in track! forlater output.: Kinetix 6000 Multi-Axis Servo Drive inside the CompactLogix PLC 11- Strap-on shoe caps with low-pressure, silicon based, MEMS Pressure transducers in caps: User straps on specialty made shoe caps designed to be adjustable for any shoe. The pressure sensors in the toe area will give the user condence for steering by dragging their toes and putting pressure on the caps during the simulation. The data from the sensors is continually sent to the RSLogix 5000 via the Servo drive in the PLC. : Kinetix 6000 Multi-Axis Servo Drive inside the CompactLogix PLC10- Wireless Heart Rate Monitor: User wraps heart rate monitor belt around chest and under shirt- behind provided dressing room screen. The heart rate data is constantly recieved and stored until later called and is shown on the nal Performance display screen by the projector. The knowledge that their heart rate will go up creates anticipation for the user. : RSLogix 5000 Software:RSLogix 5000 Software
2. 13- Kinetix 6000 Multi-Axis Servo Drive inside the CompactLogix PLC: 14- RSLogix 5000 Software:Sends stored and previously processed (time efcient) audio le The track is clear for Name to ceiling speakers.On signal is sent to interface software via RS232 serial cable indicating user is ready to climb into the motion platform and lay down on the simulators sled. User is not waiting long.:Ceiling mounted speakers26- RSLogix 5000 Software:Sends the user-created data through the Servo drive (Kinetix 6000 Multi-Axis Servo Drive inside the CompactLogix PLC) to the hydraulic cylinders to give immediate feedback reaction movements to the user.:RSLogix 5000 Software: MP-Series & TL-Series Electric Cylinders (Hydraulics) attached to motion plaform containing sled and user.15- HI 1756-2WS ControlLogix Weight Scale Module:25- Low-pressure, silicon based, MEMS Pressure sensors/transducers on shoulder, knee areas of sled frame and toe caps:User lays down on the skeleton sled and ts body to contours of sled saddle. The body weight is immediately sent to the Servo drive once the users body is detected through pressure. The user feels the unusual head position and mentally prepares for the experience.Feeds the pressure information through the Kinetix 6000 Multi-Axis Servo Drive inside the CompactLogix PLC to get to the RSLogix 5000 Softare. The software takes the pressure movements, ice temperature, angle of the sled, surface area of runners (based on torque), intertia, speed, position in track, height on ice wall and calculates the visual and hydraulic feedback for the user. A copy of this performance data is stored for a delayed viewing after the track run is nished.: Kinetix 6000 Multi-Axis Servo Drive inside the CompactLogix PLC16- Kinetix 6000 Multi-Axis Servo Drive inside the CompactLogix PLC::RSLogix Software 5000 running a sub-software Motion AnalyzerWeight data in Kilos is sent to the interface software where it is combined with pre-dened algorithms. This data is used to calculate the users future inertia, speed and reactive sled movements. :RSLogix 5000 SoftwareBody Interface Feedback, Choice Navigation & Motion Control System Two17- Helmet mounted Bluetooth microphone :24- Users body: Presses opposite shoulders and knees to steer through corners whic places virtual torque on the sled. He or she can drag a toe cap to change angle of sled (quick x to save a corner), or it could be used to decrease the sled height on a wall (towards the specic toe. : low-pressure, silicon based, MEMS Pressure sensors/transducers on shoulder, knee areas of sled frame and toe capsUser speaks Go, Readyinto microphone mounted inside Uvex V.R. helmet. The RSLogix software recieves verication that user is ready and will output Name in track AFTER users voice indicates which international track they have chosen.23- RSLogix 5000 Software:Outputs track visuals. This will cause the users to consider how he or she wants to move their body in response to what they see, puttin pressure on the sled . The visuals will also change the users heart rate (will be recorded) and his or her eyes will be intensely focusing on certain areas of the visual display.: RSLogix 5000 Software18- RSLogix 5000 Software:Sends the beginning of the ice track visuals to the users helmet. The visuals fade in and the title of the simulator Extreme3XSis shown, along with the virtual (and algorithm-calculated), and choice of different tracks and real-time city info for the air temperature of the different tracks locations. :Wireless Virtual Reality Helmet with 3D, 10 away, LCD projection into Uvex racing helmet visor then to users eyes.19- Helmet mounted Bluetooth microphone : User speaks their indicated choice of track, i.e. Innsbruck or Whistler. : RSLogix 5000 Software:Wireless, Virtual Reality, Uvex Helmet with 3D, 10 away, LCD, projection into visor: 22- RSLogix 5000 Software: 20- RSLogix 5000 Software:Sends signal to hydralic system (hanging above the users back) via Servo drive in PLC, to lower theG-Force padded back weight and separate head/helmet weight (duplicate cylinder) so it is just touching the user. This system will increase and decrease pressure according to the G-force algorithms. :Kinetix 6000 Multi-Axis Servo Drive inside the CompactLogix PLCOutputs Name in track. This personalization makes the user feel more like an athlete and gives the user the feeling that the virtual control tower operator is watching them. 21- Kinetix 6000 MultiAxis Servo Drive in PLCLowers back weight onto user and helmet according to G-pressure reading from RSLogix 5000. :MP-Series & TL-Series Electric Cylinders (Hydraulics):Ceiling mounted speakers 3. 27- RSLogix 5000 Software: Body Interface, Choice Navigation & Motion Control Feedback continued...29- Unrestrictive retinal eye tracking camera- mounted in helmet:28- Kinetix 6000 Multi-Axis Servo Drive inside the CompactLogix PLC:Calculates and sends varying strengths of fan speed signals to the Servo drive to relay.The camera tracks where the user is looking in the track and saves the information for the nal display to pinpoint it. This will suprise the user during the later delayed performance. He or she will try to remember what he was thinking during that location in the track.Blows air-conditioned fan towards users head that is positioned outside the motion platform. :Air-conditioned fan:RSLogix 5000 Software:Kinetix 6000 Multi-Axis Servo Drive inside the CompactLogix PLC36User walks out of room. This is the end of the art installation experience.30Users movements are accurate, continuous and do not run into virtual walls.Yes.No.RSLogix 5000 Software: Sends data through the Kinetix 6000 Multi-Axis Servo Drive inside the CompactLogix PLC. The software tells the hydraulics to make skidding and/or jarring movements if a user hits a wall.38- User: Creates internal feelings of either frustration or elation based on their interpretation and import