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Interactive Mature-Driver Safety and Decision Course

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
71077
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
AG024006
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Interactive Mature-Driver Safety and Decision Course
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43AG024006-01
Award Amount: $149,262.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): By the year 2020 one-fifth of Americans will be over 65, roughly double the number in 1995. By 2030, a 178% increase in crash involvements and 155% increase in fatal involvements is projected for those over age 70 (Lyman, Ferguson, Braver, & Williams, 2002). AAA and AARP recognize the importance of mature-driver safety and sponsor courses to refresh old driving skills and teach ways to adapt to age-related changes. This project will design, develop, and test an interactive, multimedia curriculum to support mature-drivers' efforts to improve driving safety and remain independent longer. This system will (a) provide easy access to engaging, user-tailored instruction regarding the effects of age on different aspects of driving safety, (b) teach improved driving strategies and skills, and (c) individually tailor a report and recommendations for how to: reduce risks; improve skills; explore when to limit or cease driving; and manage long-term independence. The curriculum will be targeted by gender and tailored to individuals by areas of assessed risk and individual driving-safety concerns. The underlying theories for supporting behavior change are the Theory of Reasoned Action and Social Cognitive Theory. Phase I will target female mature-drivers and will be evaluated in a randomized trial.

Principal Investigator:

Brian G. Danaher
5414842123
briand@ori.org

Business Contact:

Dennis Ary
5413427227
DARY@ORCASINC.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, INC.
OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, INC. 1839 GARDEN AVE EUGENE, OR 97403

EIN/Tax ID: 931093461
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No