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Grad Student Wins Best Student Paper at 2016 HFES STTG

Jeanne Xie (IndE MASc 1T6) recently won the best student paper award from 2016 HFES STTG for her research on “Gaming to Safety: Exploring Feedback Gamification for Mitigating Driver Distraction.” Jeanne recently graduated from the Human Factors and Applied Statistics (HFASt) Lab, supervised by Professor Birsen Donmez. Co-authors Winnie Chen, Professor Donmez, and Jeanne Xie are pictured above. … Read More

Voted Best Science Fun House Demo

Let’s Talk Science (LTS) is a national charitable organization committed to building youth interest and engagement in science. On April 25th, 2016, the LTS Fun House was held at the St. George Campus of the University of Toronto. The Human Factors and Applied Statistics Laboratory, HFASt, created an informative activity to teach attending elementary school … Read More

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 … Read More

Prof. Donmez featured in EDGE Magazine

Prof. Donmez was featured in Spring 2015 (The Manufacturing) issue of the EDGE Magazine. In an article titled ” Reduced distracted driving”, Prof. Donmez discusses the impact of in-vehicle devices on dirving distraction.

HFAST featured in Toyota Club Magazine

Professor Donmez interview was featured on October issue of Toyota Club Magazine. Article higlhights the importance of research initiative by Toyota Collaborative Safety research Center (CSRC) and HFASt to investigate safety system feedback.

HFASt at Distracted Driving Awareness Event

On June 22nd, the Human Factors and Applied Statistics Lab participated in a distracted driving awareness event hosted by Young Drivers driving school. HFASt showcased it’s research on distracted driving, provided demonstrations of eye tracking and other driver measurement methods in an instrumented car, and showed how new sources of distraction such as wearables might … Read More