Assessing the Impact of “Brain Training” on Driving Performance, Visual Behavior, and Neuropsychological Measures

  • Published: Proceedings of the Seventh International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, 2013
  • Authors: Dobres, J., Potter, A., Reimer, B., Mehler, B., Mehler, A., & Coughlin, J.
  • Date Added: 01 Feb 2014
  • Last Update: 01 Feb 2014
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Objectives:

Assess the impact of Posit Science’s ‘DriveSharp’ software on performance in lab tasks and driving in drivers aged 60–75.

Methodology:

16 drivers where trained with the software and 16 were in a control group who received no training. An initial lab and driving session provided a baseline and another two weeks after the first provided the main outcome measure.

Key Findings:

  • Those trained using the software showed better performance on the useful field of view test.

Keywords:

Brain training, useful field of view.

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