The impact of blur, illumination and distracters on tests related to driving performance

Virupaksha, Sumanth (2013) The impact of blur, illumination and distracters on tests related to driving performance. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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Sumanth Virupaksha Thesis.


This thesis investigated a range of factors underlying the impact of uncorrected refractive errors on laboratory-based tests related to driving. Results showed that refractive blur had a pronounced effect on recognition of briefly presented targets, particularly under low light conditions. Blur, in combination with audio distracters, also slowed a participant's reactions to road hazards in video presentations. This suggests that recognition of suddenly appearing road hazards might be slowed in the presence of refractive blur, particularly under conditions of distraction. These findings highlight the importance of correcting even small refractive errors for driving, particularly at night.

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ID Code: 65355
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Wood, Joanne, Collins, Michael, & Lacherez, Philippe
Keywords: Vision and driving, Blur and driving performance, Blur adaptation, Visual acuity, Untimed presentation, Timed presentation, Hazards, Reaction time , Distracters, Illumination
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2013 06:52
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 21:44

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