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UI Iowa Driving Simulator seeks research participants

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa researchers at the Iowa Driving Simulator (IDS) currently are seeking drivers between the ages of 25 and 55 years old to participate in an upcoming study during the week of June 1-5. Candidates should have a valid driver's license and must not have participated in any previous IDS studies.

The simulator has a dome that holds a fully functional car cab, which sits atop a hexapod shaped motion-base platform that moves as drivers maneuver through computer-generated terrain. The roadway and terrain are projected around drivers inside the dome, giving them the feeling that they are part of the environment.

Drivers will be compensated $30 for participating in the study, which will last about an hour. Interested drivers should call 335-5807 and leave a message containing first and last name, date of birth, and day/night phone numbers where they can be contacted.

5/26/98