Taxonomy and Terms for Stakeholders in Senior Mobility

The community of stakeholders in safe mobility for seniors employs a language containing numerous technical terms or expressions having very specific meanings that differ across disciplines. Some of these terms are not well understood, and their use is subject to a variety of different interpretations. Moreover, this language continually changes to keep pace with advances in measurement tools and methods, vehicle technology, and alternative transportation options. This document contains terms of common usage and best practice as identified in the technical literature and, where terminology is lacking, as elaborated through peer review in work undertaken by the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) Committee on Safe Mobility of Older Persons and its subcommittee on Driver Medical Review and Driver Licensing. The purpose of this e-circular is to provide a reference document for usage of terminology by stakeholders in senior mobility. This includes professionals and groups engaged in driver evaluation and rehabilitation services; research and program development; education and training; alternative transportation; and others (e.g., psychologists, social workers) who may encounter older adults with limited mobility and be asked to help identify potential solutions. The publication is divided into four parts: an index, a taxonomy and definitions of terms used by stakeholders in senior mobility; a list of abbreviations and symbols; and a list of references.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 32p
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  • Accession Number: 01606780
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2016 9:44AM