The Eye, The Brain and The Auto

9th  World Research Congress on Health and Modern Mobility:

Autonomous Vehicles, Driver’s Fitness to Function,

and Naturalistic Driving Methods

 

Virtual Event – December 7-8, 2020

Agenda: The Eye, The Brain and The Auto 2020

Henry Ford Health System, Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology

 

Monday, December 7, 2020

Day 1

*All Times USA, Eastern Time Zone

 

Welcome:                 Paul Edwards M.D., Chairman Department of Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Health System

Housekeeping:         David Goldman M.D., Department of Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Health System

 

 

Session One - The Driver and Driving Simulators

Moderator: Eli Peli, O.D., Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts

 

8:30 – 9:00 am*       A Driving Simulator as a Highly Standardized Tool for Benchmarking the Quality of Refractive Care

                                 Judith Ungewiss Ph.D., Ulrich Schiefer, Ph.D., Michael Worner, Ph.D., Aalen University of Applied Sciences, Aalen, Germany

 

9:00 - 9:30 am*        Increased Visual-Cognitive Demands in Driving Simulator Result in Modifications of Eye-Head Coordination and Dynamic Visual Scanning

                                Laura Mikula, Ph.D., University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

 

9:30 - 10:00 am*      Keynote Address: Physicians and Scientists as Wayfinders on the Road to Zero

                                 Stewart Wang, M.D., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Director, Program for Injury Research and Education; Director, International Center

                                 for Automotive Medicine

 

10:00 - 10:30 am*    Motion Sickness in Driving Simulators: A Challenge for the Assessment of Driving Performance?

                                 Elizaveta Igoshina, M.A., Ph.D. Student, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

 

10:30 – 10:45 am*   Break

 

 

Session Two - The Driver’s Brain

Moderator: Edward R. O’Malley, M.D., Henry Ford Health System

 

10:45 - 11:15 am*    Accessibility Standardization for Cognitively and Visually Impaired Drivers

                                 Olivia Wanless, B.S., Kettering University, Flint, Michigan

 

11:15 - 11:45 am*    Keynote Address: How Should “Success” Be Defined for Autonomous Vehicles?

                                 Joseph Rizzo, M.D., Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts

 

11:45 - 12:15 pm*    Reduction of Visual Quality Impact Driving Behaviors When Facing

                                  Increased Cognitive and Visual Demands

                                 Amigale Patoine, M.S., University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

 

12:15 - 1:00 pm*      Break (Lunch)

 

 

Session Three - The Driver’s Future and His Neural Demands

Moderator:  Joseph Rizzo M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

 

1:00 - 1:30 pm*       Meet Visual Demands at all Distances are Important with the Evolution of Visual and Cognitive Demands in Driving Environment

                                 Delphine Bernadin, Ph.D., University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

 

1:30 - 2:00 pm*       Keynote Address: The Alabama VIP Older Driver Study:  Naturalistic Driving Results So Far

                                 Cynthia Owsley, Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

 

2:00 - 2:30 pm*       Measuring the Rate of Human Perception and the Cost of Spreading Attention

                                 Joseph Lappin, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Burnsville, North Carolina

 

2:30 - 2:45 pm*       Break

 

 

Session Four - The Challenged Driver’s Visual System

Moderator: Joanne M. Wood, Ph.D., Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane,

                    Australia

 

2:45 – 3:15 pm*       Audio-cue Reminders Improve Scanning by Drivers with Hemianopia     at Intersections

                                 Alex Bowers, Ph.D., Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

 

3:15 - 3:45 pm*       Impact of Cataract Surgeries on Pedestrian Detection With and Without Oncoming Headlight Glare

                                 Alex Hwang, Ph.D., Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

 

3:45 - 4:15 pm*       Which is More Important for Automobile Driving: Eye or Brain?

                                 Gang Luo, Ph.D., Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA

 

4:15 – 4:45 pm*       Insights into Visual and Cognitive Aspects of Driving Among Older Adults Using Naturalistic Driving Study Data

                                 John Bullough, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

 

4:45 – 5:00 pm*       Wrap-up and Conclude Day

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Day 2

*All Times USA, Eastern Time Zone

 

Session Five - Can We Actually Reduce Highway Mortalities?

Moderator: Ulrich Schiefer MD, Aalen University of Applied Science, Aalen, Germany, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany

 

8:30 – 9:00 am*       The Role of Vision Related Problems in Fatal Road Accidents in Finland

                                 Juho Wedenoja, M.D., Ph.D., University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

 

9:00 - 9:30 am*        Assisting Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Rural Areas Using Smart Traffic Signs for Improved Healthcare Access

                                 Enes Karaaslan, Ph.D., Connected Wise, Orlando, Florida

 

9:30 - 10:00 am*      Keynote Address: A population aging in place, full autonomy delayed, and expanding remote health care: Can the mobility industry help bridge the

                                 gap?

                                 Todd Fletemier, Faurecia Group – Innovation and Strategy, Auburn Hills, Michigan

 

10:00 - 10:30 am*    Visual perception can be affected by distance: Implication for heads-up displays

                                 Jiali Song, B.Sc., McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

 

10:30 - 10:45 am*    Break

 

 

Session Six - This New World is Really On Its Way!

Moderator: Daniel Rathbun Ph.D., Research Scientist, Henry Ford Health System

 

10:45 - 11:15 am*    Machine Vision System for Reading Barcode Signs to Support Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) Safety (RB3S)

                                 Lemin Xiao, M.S., Intelligent Automation, Inc. Rockville, Maryland

 

11:15 - 11:45 am*    Keynote Address: Mobility: Today and Tomorrow

                                 Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer, State of Michigan

                                 Collin Castle, P.E., ITS Program Coordinator, Michigan Department of Transportation

 

11:45 - 12:15 pm*    Evaluation of a Non-Contact ECG System in a Moving Vehicle with Basic Driver Motions

                                Derrick Redding, M.S., BioSense, Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

12:15 - 1:00 pm*     Break (Lunch)

 

 

Session Seven - Yes, There are Problems and HIPAA Privacy Concerns

Moderator: Paul Edwards, M.D., Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Health System

 

1:00 - 1:30 pm*       The Future of Shared Autonomous Vehicles: Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

                                 Richard Young, Ph.D., Driving Safety Consulting, Inc., Troy, MI

 

1:30 - 2:00 pm*       Keynote Address: Your Car as a Wearable Health Technology: Planning for the Future of Health Data in the Vehicle

                                 Jennifer Dukarski, J.D., Butzel Long Law, Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

2:00 - 2:30 pm*       The Vehicle as a Worker Health Monitoring Device

                                 Derrick Redding, M.S., BioSense, Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

2:30 - 2:45 pm*       Break

 

 

Session Eight - A Potpourri of Pertinent Practical Presentations

Moderator: Gerry McGwin, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

2:45 - 3:15 pm*       Utilizing a High-Fidelity Driving Simulator to Assess the Effects of Exposure, Driving Style, Age, and Driving Conditions on Older Adults’

                                 Acceptance of Fully Automated Vehicles

                                 Shabnam Haghzare, Ph.D. Candidate/B.Sc., The KITE Research Institute – UHN, Toronto, Canada

 

3:15 - 3:45 pm*       Towards an Evaluation Schema for Naturalistic Perception and Interaction in Autonomous Driving

                                 Vasiliki Kondyli, Ph.D. Candidate, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden

 

3:45 - 4:15 pm*       Interior Monitoring Systems: The Next Evolution in Vehicle Occupant Health and Safety

                                Andrew Whydell, M.S., ZF, Northville, Michigan

 

4:15 - 4:45 pm*       Holography-Based Head Up Display Designs that Support Augmented Reality

                                 Thomas Seder, Ph.D., and Kai-Han Chang, Ph.D., General Motors Research and Development, Warren, Michigan

 

4:45 – 5:00 pm*       Wrap-up and Conclusion: The Eye, The Brain, and The Auto 2020

                                 Philip C. Hessburg, M.D.

                                 Cynthia Owsley, Ph.D.

                                 Joseph Rizzo, M.D.

 

 

* All Times USA, Eastern Time Zone

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Roseanne Horne at 313-936-1968 or Rhorne1@hfhs.org