Hazard Warning Device for Drivers with Central Vision Loss

Driving simulator with three curved high-definition monitors in a semi-circle configuration. A racing-car seat with steering wheel and foot pedals in front of monitor setup.

Project Overview

This project aims to explore “how assistance and automated technologies can support the safety and mobility needs of senior drivers with vision loss.” It will explore the impact of age-related central vision loss on driving. We also will be to explore the driving assistance technologies for older drivers with central vision loss to assist with hazard detection and avoidance while driving. In this study, we will invite senior adults who have age-related macular degeneration and age-matched senior drivers with normal sights to our lab at Envision, to help us evaluate different road hazard warnings by participating in a driving experiment in our driving simulator and providing feedback.

Get Involved
As a Researcher
If you are interested in developing the assistance device or assistive technology used in vehicles for senior drivers or drivers with vision loss, or if you are interested in getting research experience in running studies with people with vision impairments, please contact Dr. Jing Xu at: jing.xu@envisionus.com
As a Participant
We are looking for participants come to Envision and participate in our driving experiment. If you are diagnosed with some form of Macular Degeneration, currently drive or have driven in the past 10 years, and you are interested in participating driving study, please contact Dr. Jing Xu for more information: 316-440-1544 or jing.xu@envisionus.com.


Join This Study

If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Jing Xu for more information: 316-440-1544 or jxu@envisionus.com.

Jing Xu, PhD (Alumni)
Research Associate

Team Members

Jing Xu, PhD (Alumni)
Research Associate Alex Bowers, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Ale Nguerre
Research Intern Abbie Hutton
Research Assistant Kayla Schmidt
Research Assistant