Driving Simulator

Sensors & Tools

For older Canadians, driving can be central to their quality of life.  For many seniors, especially in rural areas, being able to operate a vehicle is essential for attending the social events that bring them joy and satisfaction. These activities also help reduce seniors’ risk of depression and dementia.

This is why Bruyère scientists are looking for ways to help keep seniors safely on the road for as long as possible.

With the CanDrive driving simulator, our scientists will be researching changes in driving ability associated with aging and stroke. We will also be using knowledge from current driving research to develop driving scenarios that will test whether drivers are at risk on the road

The information in this research will provide vital information about a person's driving capabilities. This knowledge will also help in the development of driving maintenance and rehabilitation programs—a key component of keeping seniors on the road longer.

Frank Knoefel

Hillel Finestone

For older Canadians, driving can be central to their quality of life.  For many seniors, especially in rural areas, being able to operate a vehicle is essential for attending the social events that bring them joy and satisfaction. These activities also help reduce seniors’ risk of depression and dementia.

This is why Bruyère scientists are looking for ways to help keep seniors safely on the road for as long as possible.

With the CanDrive driving simulator, our scientists will be researching changes in driving ability associated with aging and stroke. We will also be using knowledge from current driving research to develop driving scenarios that will test whether drivers are at risk on the road

The information in this research will provide vital information about a person's driving capabilities. This knowledge will also help in the development of driving maintenance and rehabilitation programs—a key component of keeping seniors on the road longer.