AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer spoke on driver workload and cognitive distraction at the Schepens Eye Research Institute. He highlighted results from publications on physiological reactivity, changes in visual attention and vehicle telemetry in response to graded levels of cognitive workload. Dr. Reimer also summarized validation work carried out to establish where these measures do and do not provide accurate modeling of real-world behavior. He hopes to use state detection as a foundation for optimizing operator wellness using novel applications of state feedback for alerting / cueing the operator and for triggering refreshing strategies.
April 12, 2012