CTSI Seminar, Oct. 10: Clinical application of high-fidelity driving simulators for medically-at-risk populations

Sherrilene Classen
Sherrilene Classen, Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational TherapyDirector: Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Clinical and Translational Research Building
2004 Mowry Road
Room 2161 (second floor)

By Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L , FAOTA, FGSA
Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Director: Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation
University of Florida

Have you considered using UF’s full-car-cab high fidelity driving simulator in your research? Dr. Sherrilene Classen, editor of a new book on driving simulators for health care professionals,  will discuss clinical applications of the simulators for medically-at-risk populations. Researchers have used simulators, including the full-car cab at the Smart House at Oak Hammock, in research to study the driving performance of older and younger drivers, teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, those with epilepsy, and returning combat veterans with polytrauma, as well as highway infrastructure enhancements. Future projects include examining the driver’s interaction with highly autonomous vehicles, and driving performance issues of those with concussion. Read more about the simulator here and watch this introductory video.

If you’d like a tour of the driving simulator lab, reserve your spot here for a tour during open houses on Oct. 18, Nov. 1 and Nov. 14.