Emergency Egress and Information System for Persons With Vision Loss
The purpose of the research project is to develop and evaluate an emergency egress system for persons with visual impairment, which would use existing lighted exit signage to provide egress information at a distance of up to 100 feet.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Emergency Egress and Information System for Persons With Vision Loss|
- Time to Exit Building [ Time Frame: 30 minutes total, 15 minutes for each of two timed trials ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Subjects are walked into a building to a specific location and then asked to find their way out of the building. Time to Exit Building is measured. This is protocol is performed twice, and the times averaged to obtain the outcome measure.
|Study Start Date:||September 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Egress Badge Performance
Blind subjects are walked into a building to a specific location, and then are asked to find their way out of the building.
Device: Egress Badge
Egress Badge is worn by subjects who are asked to use the badge to exit the building. The badge indicates the direction of each exit sign on route to an exit.
No Intervention: Baseline Egress Performance
Blind subjects are walked into a building to a particular location and then asked to find their way out of the building.
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|United States, Georgia|
|Atlanta VA Medical and Rehab Center, Decatur|
|Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30033|
|Principal Investigator:||David A Ross, MSEE Med||Atlanta VA Medical and Rehab Center, Decatur|