Navigation Links
Clemson researchers using interactive vision tool for driving studies
Date:9/14/2011

CLEMSON, S.C. Researchers at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and the psychology department have partnered with Perceptual Testing Inc. of San Diego to study the relationship between visual function, muscular coordination and driving.

The researchers are using Vision Coach, an interactive light board used in rehabilitation clinics across the country by occupational, physical, vision, speech and language therapists; and driver-rehabilitation therapists. Robin Donley, president of Perceptual Testing, said, "Many times improvement in visual function and visual information-processing skills can enhance not only the driving experience, but also the quality of life for many patients."

The Vision Coach, while used for many rehabilitation purposes, also is used to train professional athletes, the military and law enforcement professionals. Perceptual Testing searched the nation for a research partner and selected the team at CU-ICAR due to its automotive expertise as well as its clinical partnership with the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center.

"It is exciting to have a partner who can conduct research in a university setting and immediately apply those findings in a clinical setting," Donley said.

According to Clemson psychology professor and researcher Johnell Brooks, "Maximizing driving independence can be best accomplished through public and private partnerships between universities, health care facilities and industry."

Her research studying drivers' capabilities and limitations has taken her from academic research to clinical application. Brooks also has an appointment as a clinical researcher with the Greenville Hospital System. The partnership between CU-ICAR and Perceptual Testing has led to additional programs at the hospital's Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital.

The vision research also is likely to influence future automotive designs.

Paul Venhovens, the BMW Endowed Chair in Automotive Systems Integration at CU-ICAR, said an increased understanding of drivers' vision and coordination can support improving general vehicle design. It also is crucial to understand the interaction between the driver, vehicle and the driving environment while designing and evaluating future driver-assistance systems aimed to support drivers of all ages in complex driving tasks.


'/>"/>

Contact: Johnell Brooks
jobrook@clemson.edu
864-656-2831
Clemson University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Clemson University researchers are making every bite count
2. Clemson University research team to lead accessible voting technology project
3. Clemson conference attracts experts concerned about childrens play deficit
4. Water Enabled Technologies of Utah Signs MOU with Clemson University, South Carolina, for Water Desalination
5. Clemson researchers develop hands-free texting application
6. Researchers utilize neuroimaging to show how brain uses objects to recognize scenes
7. Researchers focus on secondary stroke prevention after study reveals room for improvement
8. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers use new tool to counter multiple myeloma drug resistance
9. Researchers find process that clears cholesterol and could reverse major cause of heart attack
10. Aerobic exercise may reduce the risk of dementia, Mayo Clinic researchers say
11. MU researchers use new video gaming technology to detect illness, prevent falls in older adults
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile ... orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair ... hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as ... the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue ... conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Nevada (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Vegas client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations ... in Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm ... sciences executive with extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North American ... Hill will be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( www.vmsrehabsystemsinc.com ) ... measures required to build a strong and stable market ... listed on the OTC Markets-pink current trading platform. ... "We are seeing an anomaly in market trading activities ... by the Company, but shareholders and market players as ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, ... design, development and manufacturing of collagen and mineral ... announced today that Bill Messer has ... Marketing to further leverage the growing portfolio of ... devices. Bill joins the Collagen Matrix ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... has announced the addition of the " Global ... This report ... provides an updated review, including its applications in various ... total market, which includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: