Jing Xu, PhD

A photo of Dr. Jing Xu Contact jxu@envisionus.com 316-440-1527 Expertise And Interests

•    Human-Machine Interactions, Human Factors and Driver Behavior

•    Virtual Reality, Immersive Virtual Simulation Design, Development and Evaluation

•    Assistance and Automation Technologies for Visually Impaired Drivers

Research Associate

Dr. Jing Xu is a Research Associate at the Envision Research Institute. Before joining Envision, she worked at Dr. Alex Bowers’ lab as a postdoctoral research fellow at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Xu earned her PhD in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in human-machine interaction and driving safety research at Northeastern University. Her current research focuses on using virtual simulation technology to investigate the impact of vision impairments on driving, developing new rehabilitation training device to train drivers with impaired vision to be safer drivers, and investigating driver assistance technologies and self-driving car accessibility features to support safe mobility and life independence for road users who are blind and visually impaired.
 
Lab News:

  • 03/2022: My work on warning modalities and timing thresholds for drivers with impaired contrast sensitivity was accepted at ARVO as a paper presentation.
  • 02/2022: Kayla Schmidt (Biomedical Engineering) joined my lab as a research assistant. Welcome, Kayla!
  • 02/2022: Our multi-site survey study paper about the use and perceptions of ADAS by older drivers with and without AMD was accepted by Translational Vision Science & Technology.
  • 02/2022: My paper “Experiences of a Driver with Vision Impairment When Using a Tesla Car” was published by Optometry and Vision Science. 
  • 01/2022: My abstract about challenges and preferences of ADAS for older drivers was accepted by the 2nd Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists Research Symposium. I will give a talk on March 26th.
  • 11/2021: My paper “Auditory Reminder Cues to Promote Proactive Scanning on Approach to Intersections in Drivers with Homonymous Hemianopia” was published by JAMA Ophthalmology. 
  • 11/2021: Our pilot work on a tactile hazard warning device for drivers with Hemianopic Field Loss was presented at AAO. Dr. Alex Bowers gave that talk in Boston.
  • 11/2021: Our multi-site survey project about driving behavior and use of ADAS by People with and without AMD was presented at AAO.
  • 11/2021: My collaborative work about the experience and use of ADAS by Bioptic drivers was presented at AAO.
  • 07/2021: I have been promoted as a Research Associate at Envision!
  • 07/2021: I gave a talk “Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for Drivers with Central Vision Loss” at Envision.
  • 05/2021: My poster about perceived needs and preferences for use of ADAS by drivers with AMD was presented at ARVO.
  • 05/2021: Our pilot work on a tactile hazard warning device for drivers with central vision loss was presented at ARVO. Dr. Alex Bowers gave a talk on this project at ARVO annual meeting.
  • 5/2021: Our multi-site survey project about perceptions of ADAS by people with and without AMD was presented at ARVO.
  • 04/2011: I gave a talk at Envision Conference Spring - “Do drivers with macular degeneration use advanced driver assistance systems?”
  • 03/2021: I started a case study about a Tesla driver who has impaired vision
  • 02/2021: My driving simulator study “Driving Assistance Technology to Support Hazard Detection and Avoidance for Senior Drivers with Central Vision Loss” started data collection.
  • 11/2020: My telephone questionnaire study about perceptions and preferences of ADAS for drivers with central vision loss started data collection.
  • 10/2020: Abbie Hutton (Human Factors in Psychology) joined my lab as a research assistant.
  • 09/2020: We launched a multi-site survey study about ADAS for drivers with and without Age-related macular degeneration.
  • 02/2020: My collaborative work about hemianopic field loss and failures of awareness in simulated driving was accepted by ARVO.
  • 02/2020: My work about the effect of intersection cross traffic on scanning and driving responses was accepted by ARVO.
  • 09/2019: I gave a talk at Wichita State University Human Factors Tea Time.
  • 07/2019: I joined Envision! My work is sponsored by Bosma Enterprises

 
 

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Publications

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