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Vision Loss Impact due to Stroke on Steering when Driving

Research Question:
How does losing your vision after a stroke affect steering when driving compared to people without vision loss?

Basic Study Information

Purpose:
Stroke is the main cause of damage to the part of the brain that processes visual information from the eyes. This can lead to vision loss even when there is no damage to the eyes. The purpose of this research is to better understand how people compensate for this type of vision loss by studying the steering behavior of people when driving. Using a novel Virtual Reality (VR) program, we will gather data from people while they drive in a simulated environment on the computer. If you are a resident of the US or Canada, have a driver's license or have had a driver's license in the past, and had a stroke that affected your vision when you were 21-80 years of age, you may be eligible to participant.

Location: University of Rochester
Study Reference #: STUDY00008669

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Krystel Huxlin

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Christine Callan
Phone: (585) 276-3426
Email: christine_callan@urmc.rochester.edu

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