this is actaully my first post on this site....new member, I've been researching for a while now on trying to find suitable sensors for motion detection...and I dont want really expensive stuff...just something simple and cheap! I'm unable to find simple yet informative stuff!!
I'm trying to build a simple system that gives the user (sitting infront of the PC) an exercise workout, so basically I need a group of sensors surrounding the user then a few simple exercise routines will be displayed on the monitor for the user 2 carry out..like stretch ur left arm sideways, punch forwards, etc. the sensors detect the movement has been carried out then sends a signal through the parallel port of the PC as either a 1 or 0 indicating whther the movement has been carried out or not and then the next exercise step is displayed and so on. I'm not sure whthere infrared sensors would be suitable 4 a project like this? The sensors dont have to detect things light distance, height etc...just that movement has occured and also the time..like how fast the movement was carried out in. I don't want to have to do too much programming either! and would anybody know if I would have to actually write a program for the sensors? can that be done in c++ or does it have 2 be low-level language like assembly?
If anybody could give me some useful info like a specific sensors model, manufacturer or useful sites, a backbone program or anything else of use that could help me get this thing started it would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks In Advance 2 anyone who tries ;)