Athenea Engineering sciences journal 2022-07-03T19:59:30+00:00 Franyelit Suárez Open Journal Systems <p>Athenea, Scientific Journal in Engineering Sciences</p> Videogames in Education and Culture 2022-07-03T19:59:30+00:00 Veronica Luzuriaga Veronica Toaza Sonia Caisaluisa Jorge Jaramillo <p>This document presents the highlights of the influence of video games on teaching and disseminating culture in recent years. An exhaustive review was carried out on how education has benefited and enhanced using video games and their technological advances and their benefits to ensure the continuity of the curricula during the COVID-19 pandemic. Video games and their constant developments provide a tool that fosters the competencies and skills of students at all<br>educational levels. New and better playful experiences have been developed that present players with more immersive situations are encouraging students to a greater interest in their learning process.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:&nbsp;</strong>video games, education, culture, teaching.</p> 2022-06-01T23:14:33+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Veronica Luzuriaga, Veronica Toaza, Sonia Caisaluisa, Jorge Jaramillo Fault simulation of medium voltage squirrel cage induction motors 2022-07-03T19:59:23+00:00 Alfredo Marot <p>The main objective of this paper is to model failures of squirrel cage rotor induction motors, it presents the equations that model the machine variables, we simulate an induction motor in the Matlab-Simulink software, to know and evaluate the effects of the stator windings when the motor experiences failure to function as a short circuit between spirals that there are many diagnostic methodologies for each class of failure. The most widely used technique is the analysis of the frequency spectrum of one or several motor signals. A fault in the motor represents an asymmetry with respect to its construction; consequently, harmonic components appear in the electrical signals that are related to the present fault, the spectral analysis of motor current signatures applying the fast Fourier transform (FFT) to the current since these contain relevant information that is distinguished in a spectrum of frequencies.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> induction machine, short circuit, fault detection, FFT.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-06-01T23:48:21+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Alfredo Marot Technologies and Videogames: Influences on society 2022-07-03T19:59:16+00:00 Carlos Toapanta Angela Munoz Ana Arauz Silvia Naranjo Mirian Carranza <p>In the following paper we present the result of an exhaustive review on how contemporary video games influence multiple social aspects such as health, psychology, family, entertainment, economics and international conflicts. It also addresses the trends for the near future on the use and influence of video games in society, their consequences and trends. Multiple scientific articles and websites specialised in the video game industry were reviewed, from which information has been obtained on how they contribute to society. The video game industry quickly incorporates solutions to many social problems directly and indirectly, and their incorporation into society will soon become a prevailing need.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> video games, technologies, influence, society</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-06-02T00:35:22+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Carlos Toapanta, Angela Munoz, Ana Arauz, Silvia Naranjo, Mirian Carranza Information Technologies for Occupational Health and Safety 2022-07-03T19:59:09+00:00 Luis Reyes Diana Almeida Ana Flores <p>This document describes the new technological alternatives in personal protection systems and equipment proposed and implemented in industries due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. System developments include devices that employ Machine Vision database connectivity and act as support for controlling workers' industrial safety. Advances in personal protective equipment include modern materials with better performance, strength and benefits for its users. An exhaustive review of scientific articles was carried out in which current developments in the two themes raised are presented and have been reflected and described in this document. It is concluded that the use of Vision and Artificial Intelligence is more frequent for the control of industrial security and is better adapted and aligned with Industry 4.0, allowing the acquisition of data, transmission, and storage in databases of information.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> information technology, health, occupational safety.</p> 2022-06-02T02:54:29+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Luis Reyes, Diana Almeida, Ana Flores