The HumanFIRST (Human Factors Interdisciplinary Research in Safety and Transportation) Laboratory employs the tools and methods of psychology and human factors engineering to improve scientific understanding of driver performance and cognitive functions.
The HumanFIRST Laboratory is a facility of the University of Minnesota's Department of Mechanical Engineering. It is also affiliated with the Roadway Safety Institute, the Region 5 University Transportation Center.
Integrated technologies designed to improve transportation systems with respect to safety and mobility.
Driver performance, influences of impairment caused by distraction, age, alcohol, or fatigue, and driver responses to safety interventions.
Unique safety issues experienced by road-user populations such as teen and elderly drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians.
Research and applications in transportation engineering, road user education, and enforcement.
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