Conference Proceeding

The Impact of Macular Disease on Pedestrian Detection: A Driving Simulator Evaluation

Authors
  • P Matt Bronstad (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA)
  • Richard R Bowers (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA)
  • Robert B Goldstein (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA)
  • Amanda Albu (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA)
  • Eli Peli (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA)

Abstract

We describe the design of a driving simulator study to determine the effect of central visual field loss (due to macular disease) on pedestrian detection when driving. Pilot data suggest that a scotoma (blind area) in the central visual field can impair driving by increasing response time to hazardous circumstances.

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Bronstad, P. & Bowers, R. & Goldstein, R. & Albu, A. & Peli, E., (2009) “The Impact of Macular Disease on Pedestrian Detection: A Driving Simulator Evaluation”, Driving Assessment Conference 5(2009), 320-326. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/drivingassessment.1338

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Published on
24 Jun 2009
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