Sponsor: University of Iowa
Sponsor: The National Advanced Driving Simulator
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Drowsy Driving (DMS2)

The National Advanced Driving Simulator at The University of Iowa Research Park is inviting adults to participate in a driving simulation in our NADS-1 simulator evaluating procedures designed to detect drowsy driving.
This study takes place at NADS
Requirements:
• Adults age 25-55
• Drive at least 3,000 miles per year
• Have normal sleep patterns
• Live within 30-minute drive of University of Iowa Research Park
• Able to attend one phone call of about 20 minutes and one study visit beginning at 10 p.m. and lasting up to 9 hours with no sleep beginning as early as 6 a.m. the day of the visit
• Willing to complete an activity log beginning at 8 p.m. the day prior to your overnight visit through your arrival at the visit.

You are responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from the study visit; NADS will not be arranging any transportation. You are not allowed to drive yourself home after the study visit ends.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in participating, please visit the following link for more information and to complete an online eligibility questionnaire: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5iGwJWZcL8iRduR

You must meet other eligibility qualifications.

If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please feel free to email us at nads-recruit@uiowa.edu. Please reference “DMS2” when emailing.

If you do participate in the study, you will be paid up to $130 for your time and effort. In addition to this payment, we are offering reimbursement of $20 per trip to cover your transportation expenses.
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ADS for Rural America

The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) at the University of Iowa invites adults to participate in an on-road demonstration of a partially automated vehicle. This research aims to show how this technology can provide transportation options for people who may not be able to drive themselves, such as the elderly or those with mobility or visual impairments. The 47-mile loop will go through parts of Iowa City, Hills, Riverside and Kalona.

Study staff will meet you at 1 of 4 pre-determined locations (Iowa City Marketplace, Hills Community Center, Riverside Casino, or Kalona Library). Your participation will start and end at the same location. There will be up to three passengers during each ride. This study involves one visit that will last up to 3 hours. Your participation includes signing of a consent form, completing questionnaires on a tablet before, during, and after the drive, wearing a wrist band that monitors your heart rate, and
riding as a passenger in a partially automated research shuttle that is equipped with several automated driving systems. The vehicle will be monitored and driven by a trained NADS safety driver and co-driver, both following strict safety protocols. The drive will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
This study takes place at NADS
Requirements:
• Adults ages 65 years and older OR
• Adults ages 25 and older that have an impairment that affects their mobility OR
• Adults ages 25 and older that have low vision impairment

Potential participants should also be
• able to enter/exit the shuttle using the front steps with handrail OR via an ADA-compliant wheelchair lift
• able to remain seated in the shuttle while wearing a mask for up to 3 hours
• able to interact with a tablet while the vehicle is in motion, and
• willing to wear a device on their wrist to collect physiological data (e.g., heart rate)

You will receive up to $80 for completing study procedures.

If you or someone you know may meet the above criteria and are interested in participating, please visit the following link for more information and to complete an eligibility questionnaire: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_doFIuseNBF2JRQx

Participants must meet other eligibility qualifications.

If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please feel free to email us at nads-recruit@uiowa.edu. Please reference “ADS for Rural America" when emailing.
For more information:
319-335-6803
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The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) is located in the University of Iowa Research Park, just north of Coral Ridge Mall.

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Contact one of our research team members by calling our recruitment hotline at 319-335-4719 or by contacting us via email at nads-recruit@uiowa.edu