A Real-Time Data Acquisition System for a Car Simulator to Study Disabled People Driving 2006-01-1407
The access of disabled people to the driving of a vehicle necessarily goes through the adequate adaptation of its controls. Among other aspects, the lack of regulations and the need of some technical recommendations have caused that different laboratories develop simulators-evaluators that allow obtaining an objective conclusion of the adaptation that better meets the needs of each disability, besides covering other targets related to ergonomics and safety. Simulators-evaluators need a data acquisition system to obtain signal values from the car simulator. As car simulators try to be more realistic and fulfill all functions of real cars, the data acquisition system becomes more important. So, data acquisition systems must obtain and actuate over the system in real-time. Exactly this fact is the lack of actual car simulators-evaluators. The research work presented in this paper describes the real time data acquisition system developed for a simulator-evaluator.