Director: Michael D. Justiss, Ph.D., OTR
The Driving Safety and Rehabilitation Research Laboratory (DSRRL) focuses on improving social participation through driving and community mobility across the lifespan as well as supporting independent living through Gerontechnology research. Current human factors research: investigating assessments identifying deficits in driving-related skills and driving performance (impaired and distracted driving); rehabilitation and intervention strategies to maintain driving independence (adaptive equipment and active safety technologies); and use of transportation alternatives when driving is no longer a safe. Gerontechnology research is currently investigating smart-home monitoring and intervention applications to promote living in place for individuals with cognitive impairment. The DSRRL is equipped with driving and activity simulators as well as visual, cognitive and sensory assessment and intervention technologies.
Central Equipment or Facilities: STISIM driving simulator; SSI desktop driving simulator (with adaptive vehicle controls), Dynavision (visual-motor and neuro-cognitive rehab); BTE Primus activity simulator
Laboratory Point of Contact: Ph: (317) 274-6072
• Human Factors Research
• Driving skills and performance assessment
• Age or disability related driving remediation
• Adaptive equipment to prolong safe driving life