Researchers at the University of New South Wales and NeuRA are looking for your input to help identify in-vehicle measures that show us when driving performance is decreasing in the cognitively declining population.
The MemTech study aims to identify cost-effective and non-intrusive methods of monitoring driving safety for drivers as they age, or experience neurodegenerative conditions. Current approaches to managing road safety for drivers experiencing cognitive decline are reliant on regular reviews and expensive and stressful road tests. An in-car device that can accurately measure changes in safety during a person’s everyday driving trips, could help drivers and health professionals better manage independence as well as safety. In this study, we will look at measures obtained by devices like dashboard cameras and GPS data loggers, and examine their sensitivity to changes in driving behaviours over a 6-month period.
Volunteers need to be 60 years or older, hold a current drivers licence and drive a minimum of 1 hour a week.
If you would like to take part in this research study, please contact
Ms Abirami Raveendran