The Eye, The Brain & The Auto

10th World Research Congress on Vision and Driving and the Impact of Autonomous Vehicle Technology on Healthcare

October 30 - November 1, 2022

Hybrid Event: In-person at the Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI and Virtual options online  

2022 Program Book


Focusing on the Impact of Disruptive Autonomous Vehicle Technology on Healthcare

2022 Supporters

Signature Sponsor

 Macular Degeneration Foundation

Bartimaeus Dinner Sponsor

 Friends of Vision  

Leadership Sponsor

General Motors Research and Development

Poster Sponsor

Bill and Happy Rands Family 

Pioneer Sponsor 

Bausch and Lomb


Ann and James Nicholson
William Warner

Target Audience:

From the Automotive/Transportation Community:

  • AI/Machine Learning Experts
  • Automated, Connected, Electrical & Shared (ACES) Engineers and Designers
  • Automotive Designers (Interior and Exterior)
  • Design Thinking Experts
  • Engineers and Researchers
  • Immersive, Virtual and Augmented Reality Developers
  • Instrument Panel Designers
  • Military Planners
  • Mobility Experts
  • Systems Engineers
  • Telematics Experts
  • User Experience Designers

From the Medical Community:

  • Cognitive Sciences Researchers
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Geriatric Physicians and Clinicians
  • Neurologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Social Psychologists
  • Trauma Surgeons
  • Visual Physiologists
  • Visual Research Scientists

From the Interested General Public:

  • Blind Community 
  • Interested General Public
  • Journalists
  • Press
  • Venture Capitalists

Congress objectives:

At the end of the two-day world congress attendees will:

  • Have a clearer understanding of the progress being made in autonomous vehicle development 
  • Understand the role that user’s vision and cognition will have in a journey ranging from no driver assist technology to full autonomy—i.e. S.A.E.* Level zero to level five.
  • Better appreciate the contributions that the technology enabling autonomous mobility will make in health care.
  • Have a better idea where the health care universe will fit in the automotive industry.
  • Appreciate the potential that big data management and the disruptive IT technology developing in the transportation industry may have in health care and wellness
  • Have reviewed progress in the field of human-machine interface in automotive transportation and the roles that vision and cognition will play in this rapidly unfolding field

Questions Addressed:

  • How can medical and visual scientists play a role in human factors and auto design issues?
  • How does a revolution in transportation influence human medicine?
  • Can sensor data or driving performance changes indicate possible health challenges?
  • What role will this democratization of transportation play in human medicine and rehabilitation?
  • How must these vehicles be modified for the blind and/or physically handicapped communities?
  • Can physicians identify design changes in semi-autonomous systems in response to known medical challenges?

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