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Biomedical Research: New Driving Simulator For Rehablitation

Yubin Xi, an automotive engineering graduate student, tries out the driving simulator at CU-ICAR with Paul Venhovens, the BMW Endowed Chair in System Integration.

Clemson University researchers, working with simulation technology company DriveSafety, have developed a new driving simulator designed for patient rehabilitation that now is being used at 11 Army, Navy and Veterans Affairs facilities. The program recently expanded to Europe with the addition of a driving simulator at Charité Hospital in Berlin, Germany.

Driving simulators provide patients with engaging treatment sessions in a safe environment, including practicing realistic driving skills. Therapists can work with patients on treatment areas including cognitive, perceptual and physical skills.