Defining Virtual Reality and Driving

Defining Virtual Reality and Driving

Funded: NIH R01: Institute Child Human Development (NICHD) /NIH (1 R01 HD050718-01)

Objective:

The purpose of this research is to study the use of a virtual reality (VR) driving simulation for helping individuals return to driving after they have had a brain injury.   We will study this by comparing how people drive using a VR driving simulator and how they drive on the road. We will include two groups of drivers in this study, people with and without a brain injury. We are also interested in comparing participants past and present driving performance. We will do this by following-up with participants and comparing their past and present driving performance, measured by a questionnaire and their driving records.

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