Investigating the abilities of people with dementia to take over driving control in conditionally automated vehicles
Observational StudyGet in touch about this study
What is the study about?
This study is interested in learning how people with dementia and/or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) handle self-driving cars. By understanding what people may find useful or hard about self-driving cars, researchers can make improvements to this technology.
Who can participate?
People living with mild dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), who currently have a valid driver’s license or have voluntarily stopped driving sometime in the past 18 months can participate in this study.
- You will be asked to complete a screening over the phone and then come to Toronto Rehab for two in-person visits.
- The first visit will take about 2 hours. It will involve answering questionnaires and doing memory and visual tasks. You will also be asked to drive in a driving simulator for approximately 10 minutes. A driving simulator is a type of test vehicle that looks, operates, and feels like a real car, but it has very limited motion (it can only turn on the spot) and allows you to drive through computer-generated scenes.
- The second visit will take about 2.5 hours. It will involve driving in the driving simulator for about 40 minutes with breaks every 10 minutes.
- You will also be asked if you are interested in taking part in an interview, which will take place over video call after the in-person sessions.
Dr. Alex Mihailidis, Dr. Gary Naglie
Toronto Rehab Institute-University Health Network
Address: 550 University Ave., Toronto, ON M5G 2A2
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