Driving simulators can detect driving impairments for medically at-risk drivers of all ages and assist in functional rehabilitation. This comprehensive new work provides extensive knowledge, practical guidance, and current evidence on the appropriate use of simulators.
Chapters highlight driving performance issues, assessed via driving simulators, for clients with disabilities across the lifespan and how certain conditions adversely affect driving performance.
· Part I. Nature and the Scope of Driving Simulation for Health Care Professionals3 chapters discuss a taxonomy and an overview and history.
· Part II. The DeveloperPractitioner Relationship2 chapters describe how to choose and install a simulator and how to introduce simulators to the clinical and scientific communities.
· Part III. Fidelity5 chapters explore physical fidelity and programming, emotional fidelity and reporting, realistic driving simulator scenarios, fidelity test, and validity and reliability issues.
· Part IV. Using Driving Simulators in Clinical Settings4 chapters discuss simulator adaptation syndrome; driving simulation as a tool for best practices, training, and intervention; and simulator maintenance and updating.
· Part V. Driving Simulation for Teens and People With Neurological Conditions or Physical Disabilities7 chapters discus driving performance and simulator use for healthy teens; teens with developmental disorders; people with epilepsy; returning combat veterans; people with dementia; and people with Parkinsons disease, stroke, or MS.
· Part VI. Vehicle Automation and Driving Simulation1 chapter describes invehicle technology and driving simulation.
· Part VII. Documentation and Risk Management3 chapters discuss report writing and reimbursement, risk management, and ethics.
This first book of its kind explains the cutting-edge role of technological applications of vehicle automation and application during driving simulation. Seasoned practitioners share the strategies for effective documentation to optimize reimbursement, risk management, and ethical practice to equip this generation of health care professionalswho are boldly embracing driving technology in their practicesin a rigorous and sound way. A flash drive contains videos of driving simulations.