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ERIC Number: ED415417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Pages: 10
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Human Body Interfacing.
Fryda, Lawrence J.; Harrington, Robert; Szumal, Clint
Electronics Engineering Technology majors in the Industrial and Engineering Technology department at Central Michigan University have developed many real-world projects that represent the type of problem-solving projects encouraged by industry. Two projects that can be used by other educators as freestanding projects or as the core for further study in their applications illustrate the transfer of theory to application in the context of problem solving. The first project involves the design and implementation of a low-cost electromyogram and the interfacing of muscle signals to a computer. The system allows for the control of a computer using electromyographic signals from human muscles. The key emphasis is the development of an inexpensive universal system that can be used by others to further their skills in the system's applications with the required safety features associated with interfacing humans to machines. The second project is the implementation of a remote data logger. It uses a radio frequency link for analog data collection. The system allows for the computer collection of any analog data that can be translated as a varying DC voltage level between 0-5 volts. It allows a computer to collect analog data from a site up to 250 feet from the computer without connecting wires. The use of such capstone experiences as these has proven to be an effective method in helping students translate theory into application. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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