The digital economy offers a framework to develop transport solutions for disabled and older people that support mobility, enabling the maintenance of lifestyle choices and inclusion in new activities. Initial research within the Inclusive Transport activity will focus on private and public transport for the elderly.
Private Car: Older drivers often show decreasing motor, sensorial and cognitive capabilities. They have to implement specific strategies to reduce the challenges caused by driving; such as avoiding unknown areas and not driving at night or in bad weather conditions. Technology can be harnessed to assist the challenges posed by driving in today’s traffic conditions whether in an urban or rural environment.
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SiDE has set up DriveLAB to identify issues with an older person’s driving, and to identify areas that may cause stress. The simulator includes features such as eye-trackers to assess where they are looking on the road and bio-monitors to measure stress levels.
SiDE Co-Investigators and researchers hosted a visit from Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal and a delegation of Commonwealth Leaders who visited the lab for demonstrations and talks on our latest research on designing inclusive Technology. Read More
A delegation of future commonwealth leaders visited the project and saw demonstrations of Tweet My Street, The Driving Lab and our work with survivors of domestic violence.