An environmental studies program to examine sensory losses, forced relocation, mobility, housing, and transportation as they relate to the elderly population is being conducted under the leadership of Dr. Leon Pastalan, Director of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan and Wayne State Unviersity. Date related to highway safety for elderly drivers has been collected on videotape, using a coated lens to simulate an elderly driver's vision. This information has been used to develop the curriculum for an Older Driver Refresher Course as well as to develop highway safety measures, such as left-turn-only signals, removal of roadside impediments, and larger, more distinctive signs. An environmental assessment tool, the empathic model, which simulates the age-related sensory losses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch, has enabled the researcher to be both experimenter and subject simultaneously.

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    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Division of Research Development and Administration
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48105
  • Authors:
    • Manney, J D
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.
  • Serial:
    • Research News
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 5/6
    • Publisher: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • ISSN: 0041-9842

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  • Accession Number: 00128948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM