About the research
The overall goal of collaborative work between Mind & Brain Health Labs (MBHL) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Neurological Sciences and the REACTOR Lab at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation is to advance the analysis and understanding of patterns of real-world driver behavior and health in drivers with functional impairments due to aging and related medical conditions. These results will develop measures that will be used in statistical modeling to inform patients, caregivers, interventions (education, training, medical), policy, and design of supportive in-vehicle technology that is responsive to driver state.
MBHL has collected large amounts of data naturalistic driving data in older adults, which is associated with demographic, health, cognitive, and mobility data. This partnership will combine expertise in big data analytics and machine learning from the REACTOR lab with human behavior, modeling, and medical expertise from MBHL to successfully determine individual driver’s profiles of safety relevant health and behavior changes during real-world driving.