About HFASt

The HFASt Lab conducts research on understanding and improving human behaviour and performance in multi-task and complex situations, using a wide range of analytical techniques. The application areas include surface transportation, healthcare, mining, and unmanned vehicle supervisory control.


Project Highlights

Designing feedback to help induce safer driving behaviors

saferdrivingThis research sponsored by Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) aims to provide guidelines for the design of effective feedback to help drivers improve their behind-the-wheel-habits, by understanding the driver, the feedback and their interaction.

Perception-response time to emergency roadway hazards and the effect of cognitive distraction

perception-responseA driver’s ability to detect potential hazards and respond accordingly is crucial for traffic safety. The main objectives of this study are to (1) investigate the use of eye movement recordings combined with other motor response measurements in order to sub-divide a driver’s perception-response time interval when responding to an emergency roadway hazard, (2) to use this method of sub-diving to gain further insight into the effects of cognitive distraction on a driver’s ability to perceive and respond to an emergency roadway hazard by analyzing the effects at each stage.

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