The Eye, The Brain & The Auto

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8th World Research Congress on Vision and Driving
Focusing on the Impact of Disruptive Autonomous Vehicle Technology on Health and Wellness
October 7-9, 2018

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Plans are underway for the 2018 presentation of The Eye The Brain and The Auto. If you have questions or interest in this congress please contact Roseanne Horne at 313-936-1968 or via email at:

Target Audience:

  • AI/Machine Learning Experts
  • Automotive Designers (Interior and Exterior)
  • Automated, Connected, Electric & Shared (ACES) Companies
  • Blind Community
  • Cognitive Sciences Researchers
  • Design Thinking Experts
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineers
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Geriatric Physicians and Clinicians
  • Immersive Virtual and Augmented Reality Developers
  • Interested Public
  • Journalists
  • Mobility Experts
  • Neurologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Press
  • Social Psychologists
  • Systems Engineers
  • Trauma Surgeons
  • User Experience Designers
  • Visual Sciences Researchers
  • Visual Physiologists
  • Venture Capitalists

Congress objectives:

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

  • Appreciate the potential that big data management and the disruptive IT technology developing in the transportation industry may play in health care and wellness
  • Understand the role that user’s vision and cognition will play in a journey from no driver assist technology to full autonomy—i.e. level zero to level five
  • Better understand how the medical field can contribute to and benefit from the development of autonomous vehicles and the technology for their safe universal acceptance
  • Have a clear understanding of the progress being made in autonomous vehicle development and the potential role this disruptive technology might have in human medicine
  • 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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