Driving with Para-Central Visual Field Loss: Pilot Study

The authors studied how para-central visual field loss affects pedestrian detection in a driving simulator. Participants with para-central field loss had relatively good visual acuity (20/15 – 20/60) and 3 of 5 met local vision requirements for an unrestricted drivers license; however, they had lower detection rates and longer reaction times to pedestrians likely to appear within the blind area than in their seeing areas. They were at collision risk for 7% to 30% of pedestrians, whereas controls were at a collision risk for 0 to 4% of pedestrians.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 165-171
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 6th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley - Lake Tahoe, California, USA, June 27-30, 2011

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  • Accession Number: 01349782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2011 12:44PM