HEADMOVEMENTS OF DRIVERS: EQUIPMENT AND EXPLORATORY STUDY

This report is the first in a series dealing with head movements as an indicator of attention distributions of drivers in traffic situations. In order to study head movements in driving a special car mounted equipment was constructed. The apparatus registers drivers head movements in three dimensions using three potentiometers as sensing unit. In a pilot study it was found that in urban road crossings the sum of maximum horizontal head movements to the left and to the right (head angle) seems to be a consistent and reliable measure of head movement activity. Head angle seems to differentiate well between crossings and to correlate negatively with vehicle speed. Suggestions for continued studies are made. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Uppsala University, Sweden

    Department of Psychology, Tradgardsgaten 20
    75220 Uppsala,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • ABERG, L
    • RUMAR, K
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139233
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 18
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM