Location

Park City, Utah

Date

22-7-2003

Session

Session 2 - Lectures - (Aging and Cognition)

Abstract

We describe design and pilot testing of software for evaluating decision-making abilities in drivers with neurological impairments. Instead of striving for visual realism, the virtual environment software is based on a more abstract representation that provides necessary visual cues in a singlescreen setting. Pilot tests were conducted on 16 subjects with neurological impairments (14 with focal brain lesions, two with Alzheimer’s disease), and 16 neurologically normal subjects. Preliminary results are promising, suggesting that the PC-based virtual environment tool can distinguish decision-making impaired people where traditional neurological test batteries cannot

Rights

Copyright © 2003 the authors

DC Citation

Proceedings of the Second International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, July 21-24, 2003, Park City, Utah. Iowa City, IA: Public Policy Center, of Iowa, 2003: 40-47.

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Jul 22nd, 12:00 AM

An Abstract Virtual Environment Tool to Assess Decision-Making Impaired Drivers

Park City, Utah

We describe design and pilot testing of software for evaluating decision-making abilities in drivers with neurological impairments. Instead of striving for visual realism, the virtual environment software is based on a more abstract representation that provides necessary visual cues in a singlescreen setting. Pilot tests were conducted on 16 subjects with neurological impairments (14 with focal brain lesions, two with Alzheimer’s disease), and 16 neurologically normal subjects. Preliminary results are promising, suggesting that the PC-based virtual environment tool can distinguish decision-making impaired people where traditional neurological test batteries cannot