Opportunity to Participate in an IRB-Approved Research Study (Deadline Extended!)

Opportunity to Participate in an IRB-Approved Research Study
When: Ongoing as of Fall 2021
Where: Anywhere!
Points: 2 pts. (+ Car Phone Holder!)
Contact: Hyekang Joo, hkjoo@umd.edu.

In the United States, one of the leading causes of fatal vehicle accidents is distraction. According to the report filed by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2016, 6.2 percent and 2.5 percent of the fatal crashes were found to be caused by distraction and fatigue, respectively. In order to reduce the rate of vehicle accidents, in this research, we examine the extent to which distracted driving can be measured from facial expressions and body activity. In order to achieve it, we plan to collect the data on distracted drivers by having people simulate the distracted actions behind the wheel in a parked car (engine off!). In this regard, we need your help in obtaining this data. We are seeking participants who are at least 18 years old and have some driving experience. The research contribution, which should last 30 to 45 minutes, can be made anywhere, including your personal home, and those who contribute will be given a universal car phone holder in compensation, on top of 2 points for your service to the community! If interested in participating in the study, please fill out this survey for evaluating your eligibility: https://forms.gle/GtyLo3Y81fbc6nLw7.