Accession Number:

ADA612718

Title:

Evaluating and Enhancing Driving Ability Among Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 30 Sep 2013-29 Sep 2014

Corporate Author:

IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY

Report Date:

2014-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this Idea Development award is to evaluate the additive benefits of automated feedback and eye tracking to standard human-directed training of driving skills for those who are diagnosed with high functioning autism and have a learner s permit. The goal for year 2, which began when funding arrived on Sept 30, 2013, was to examine the effects of eye-tracking feedback on training. This was accomplished by integrating the eye-tracking component with the standard training. To date we have completed 16 in the first phase of the analysis and have ten enrolled in the eye-tracking component of the study. Our partner site, the University of Iowa, also has training subjects using identical equipment and procedures for greater external validity of our findings. All of our participants have been able to engage in the driving training, and none have experienced simulation adaptation syndrome.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cybernetics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE