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The impact of cognitive impairments on accident risk

  • The objectives of this paper are the analysis of the accident risk of drivers brain pathologies (Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer- disease, and Parkinson- disease), and the investigation of the impact of driver distraction on the accident risk of patients with brain pathologies, through a driving simulator experiment. The three groups of patients are compared to a healthy group of similar demographics, with no brain pathology. In particular, 125 drivers of more than 55 years old (34 "controls"" and 91 "patients") went through a large driving simulator experimental process, in which incidents were scheduled to occur. They drove in rural and urban areas, in low and high traffic volumes and in three distraction conditions (undistracted driving, conversation with a passenger and conversation through a mobile phone). The statistical analyses indicated several interesting findings; brain pathologies affect significantly accident risk and distraction affects more the groups of patients than the control one.

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Author:Dimosthenis Pavlou, E. Papadimitriou, P. Papantoniou, George Yannis, S. G. Papageorgiou
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2017/10/16
Year of first publication:2017
Contributing corporation:National Technical University of Athens. Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering
Release Date:2017/10/16
Tag:Ablenkung (psychol); Benutzung; Deutschland; Fahrsimulator; Fahrzeugführung; Kognitive Beeinträchtigung; Kommunikation; Konferenz; Mobiltelefon; Risiko; Unfall; Versuch
Accident; Cognitive impairment; Communication; Conference; Distraction; Driving (veh); Germany; Mobile phone; Risk; Simulator (driving); Test; Use
Außerdem beteiligt: Attikon University Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology Unit
Source:7th International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research" 2016
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 83 Unfall und Mensch
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 7th International Conference on ESAR
Licence (German):License LogoBASt / Link zum Urhebergesetz

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