Building on previous collaborations with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (2007; 2011), the University of Florida’s Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation will provide expert services to revise and compile version 3 of the Smart Features for Older Drivers initiative.
This randomized controlled trial extends our prior DOD funded study “Efficacy of a Driving Program on Safe Community Mobility for Combat Veterans” conducted 2011-2016.
The overarching objective of this proposal was to discern, after clinical and simulated driving performance testing, if an Occupational Therapy Driving Intervention (OT-DI) improved veterans’ driving performance (less errors when assessed on simulator) over the short term (immediately following intervention) and intermediate term (3 months).
This project supports Florida Department of Transportation’s Safe Mobility for Life Coalition and the Aging Road User Strategic plan through provision of a database linked to the Coalition's Safe and Mobile Seniors website, Find A Ride page.
Dr. Sherrilene Classen led the i-Mobile Research Lab, University of Western Ontario, to examine the efficacy of DriveFocus as an intervention on the visual scanning of critical roadway information and adjustment to stimuli of teen novice drivers, assessed via a Drive Safety CSD-200 high fidelity driving simulator.
In collaboration with Stellenbosh University, Dr. Sherrilene Classen, a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow, is leading efforts with Prof. Lana van Niekerk to help reduce the number of road fatalities in South Africa.
Develop a prediction battery for fitness to drive in people with MS who has cognitive impairments but not physical impairments.
To evaluate the validity of a driving simulator in predicting on road outcomes.
To formalize research collaborations between Western University, London ON and the University of Stennenbosch, RSA in driving assessment.
Project Title: A Collaborative International Knowledge Synthesis to Update Guidelines for Determining Medical Fitness to Operate Motor Vehicles Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Rapoport Direct Cost: $100,000.00 Source: Canadian Health Research Institute Start and End Dates: 06/01/2015 – 05/30/2016 Goal: To create an up-to-date knowledge synthesis and clinical guidelines on driving…