HFASt and Toyota collaborate on Distracted Walking Dojo


The Toyota Technical Center created a fun and informative walking obstacle course, dubbed the Distracted Walking Dojo, to demonstrate the degradation in performance due to trying to combine texting and walking. To help with the distraction task and evaluation, CSRC reached out to collaborative partners MIT AgeLab and U of T’s HFASt lab. Learn more about the project here.

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