Professional Project: Jessica Mevius, OT Graduate Student
For the aging population, one of the most important occupations is maintaining independence through mobility for as long as possible.
DriveABLE offers many different products and services to assist in assessment of the elder driver. These tools are designed to identify, assess, improve and evaluate a driver’s abilities. Their computer-based assessment and standardized road course takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. The assessment will measure motor speed & control, span of attention field, spatial judgment & decision making, speed of attention shifting, and identification of driving situations.
A pre-set algorithm determines results, i.e. (1) safe to drive, (2) unsafe to drive or (3) road test suggested. A standardized road test is completed and a final determination about ability to drive safely is made.11
Here are the two products along with descriptions they have provided:11
- DriveABLE Cognitive Assessment Tool (DCAT) is a touch screen, software solution for identifying drivers with impairments in cognitive abilities relevant for driving. DCAT accurately predicts on-road performance.
- DriveABLE On-Road Evaluation (DORE) is a specialized on-road evaluation that offers the most accurate science-based determination of whether a medically at-risk driver’s skills have been impaired to an unsafe degree.
Where to Obtain
For more information about the STISIM Drive simulator please go to:
DriveABLE Assessment Centres Inc.
Suite 304, 10050 112 St.
Edmonton, AB T5K 2J1
Who is originally responsible for this Tool?
Allen Dobbs, PhD