David Eby

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University: 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Unit: 
UMOR Units
Department: 
U of M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), Behavioral Sciences
Title: 
Research Professor
Phone: 
763-8107
Short bio: 

PhD; 1991

Research summary: 

Older Adult Safety and Mobility:  Exploration of factors related to the elevated crash rate of older drivers; Understanding and addressing the changing perceptual, cognitive, and psychomotor abilities of older drivers to help them maintain safe driving; Understanding and addressing the transportation needs of older adults when they are unable or choose not to drive themselves; Development of evaluation instruments to improve older driver safety; Development and testing of self-screening instruments for older drivers; Understanding the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on driving; facilitating the transition from driving to non driving for both older adults and their families. Occupant Protection:  Development, implementation and evaluation of occupant protection intervention programs; Techniques for assessing safety belt and child restraint device use; Exploration of factors related to the nonuse of safety belts and child restraint devices. 

Keywords: 
Older Adult Safety and Mobility; Occupant Protection