Experiences and accessibility of everyday life in a driving simulator - a concept of leisure services RATTI is our collaborative project between Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences and Agora Center (University of Jyväskylä), Peurunka hotel spa and rehabilitation center, RR Team, Team SimRac, and Neuroarviot. Granted by Tekes, the project is funded through the European Regional Development Fund ERDF. The focus of the project is on training and rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is a form of training with a particular aim to restore the loss of the driving skill or its deterioration due to ageing, disease, or accident. Training of older people and rehabilitation of people with reduced functional capacity to drive safely requires the collection of performance data from the simulator. These will be used for providing feedback to the trainee during the training process. Additionally, data will be used to assess the driving skill level reached by the trainees and the effects of the training or rehabilitation intervention.
Senior researcher Narciso Gonzalez Vega (on right) presents a driving simulator used in research for the general public in the Agora building of the University of Jyväskylä.