Safety and Mobility Benefits of Autonomous Ride Sharing Services Among Older Adults in five Florida Counties

Principal Investigators

Sherrilene Classen
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Sherrilene Classen PhD

Professor And Chair
Carla Vandeweerd
Department: MD-HOBI-GENERAL

Carla Vandeweerd PhD

Professor; Director, UF Health – Precision Health Research Center

Co-Investigators

Justin R Mason
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Justin R Mason PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Nichole E Stetten
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Nichole E Stetten PhD, MPH, CPH

Research Assistant Professor

Project Personnel

Industry Partner

Mark Reid photo

Mark Reid, MBA
Senior Vice-President of Public Affairs at Beep

Graduate Research Assistants

Yuan Li
Department: HP-REHAB SCI DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Yuan Li

Graduate Assistant

Collaborators

Funding Agency

Synopsis

Drs. Classen and Vandeweerd (Co-PI) and their team of co-investigators (Drs. Mason and Stetten) and industry partner Mark Reid from Beep received a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Grant (Project ID: TEO-22-04) to assess older adults’ perceptions before and after exposure to autonomous ride sharing services to inform education, practice, and policy.

Autonomous Ride Sharing Services (ARSS) project team photo
From left: Dr. Justin Mason, Mr. Mark Reid, Dr. Sherrilene Classen, Mr. Yuan Li, and Dr. Nichole Stetten