THIS PROPOSAL IS FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF A TWO-PHASE PROJECT TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE MODEL OF THE AGE-RELATED BARRIERSAND DIFFICULTIES THAT DISCOURAGE DRIVING OR REDUCE SAFETY FOR OLDER MOTORISTS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4663
Agency Tracking Number:
4663
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2685 Marine Way, Building 1200, Mountain View, CA, 94043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
NIEL D. LERNER
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(415) 964-5911
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL IS FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF A TWO-PHASE PROJECT TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE MODEL OF THE AGE-RELATED BARRIERSAND DIFFICULTIES THAT DISCOURAGE DRIVING OR REDUCE SAFETY FOR OLDER MOTORISTS. THIS UNIQUE PROGRAM INCORPORATES PERCEPTUAL, COGNITIVE, AND MOTOR CAPABILITIES; SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS; TRAVEL CHARACTERISTICS AND PREFERENCES; HEALTH STATUS; SITUATIONAL FACTORS; ETC. THE MODEL WILL PROVIDE A REASONABLY COMPLETE PICTURE OF THE FACTORS THAT LIMIT THE WILLINGNESS OR ABILITY OF OLDER MOTORISTS TO DRIVE, WILL INDICATE THE POSSIBLE INTERACTION OF KEY FACTORS, AND WHERE POSSIBLE WILL PROVIDE QUANTITATIVEINDICATIONS OF THE MAGNITUDE OF THE EFFECTS. THE APPROACH IS BASED UPON THE INTEGRATION OF EXISTING MODELS, OR KNOWN QUANTITATIVE RELATIONSHIPS, IDENTIFIED IN DIVERSE TECHNICAL LITERATURES (INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION, HEALTH, GERONTOLOGY, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. ETC). THE PHASE I PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE IDENTIFICATION AND INITIAL EVALUATION OF EXISTING MODELSAND DATA. PHASE II WILL INCLUDE DETAILED EVALUATION, MODEL INTEGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR PRODUCING THE COMPREHENSIVE MODEL. THE MODEL WILL SERVE AS A BASIS FOR PROGRAMS IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, SUPPORT SERVICES, HIGHWAY SAFETY, POLICY AND EDUCATION/TRAINING OR OTHER DIRECT PROGRAMS FOR THE ELDERLY.

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