ROAD-RUNNER ALCOHOL SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
The patent application concerns an apparatus for determining a test subject's level of intoxication. Included is a display visible to the test subject and in which is produced by test equipment a pair of randomly moving, spaced apart objects. The test subject operates an actuator to indicate his selections of changing imaginary positions in the display having a predetermined constant spatial relationship to the moving objects. Dynamically determined by a computer system are the actual locations of those positions which are compared with the test subject's selections. Because of the requirement for determining imaginary positions by mental extrapolation, a very rigorous test of the subject's psychomotor capability is obtained.
- This Government-owned invention available for U.S. licensing and, possibly, for foreign licensing. Copy of application available NTIS.
Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Story, A W
- Publication Date: 1976-8-18
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Abilities; Actuators; Alcohol tests; Alcoholic beverages; Automobiles; Behavior; Computer programming; Computer programs; Drivers; Equipment tests; Feedback control; Ignition; Ignition seat belt interlocks; Information display systems; Measurement; Motor skills; Patent applications; Psychological tests; Traffic safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Psychomotor performance
- Old TRIS Terms: Psychomotor tests; Test equipment
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00143635
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: PAT-APPL-715 424 Patent Apl
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 17 1977 12:00AM