Street-Crossing behaviour of younger and older pedestrians and car drivers

Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Tobias Nef

Crossing a street as pedestrian or driver is a challenging task that requires gathering information over a large area. The challenge is to acquire the necessary information for a decision of when to cross within a limited window of time. To better understand how the acquired information leads to a crossing decision, we have modified the driving simulator to study street- and intersection-crossing behaviour.

A stroke patient with visual neglect during an experiment to measure visual exploration behaviour before street crossing.

Stroke patient (green dots) and of a healthy test person (red dots).