useful field of view


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useful field of view

Abbreviation: UFOV
A test of visual attention that measures the space in which an individual can receive information rapidly from two separate sources. It is a strong predictor of accidents in older drivers. Training can expand the useful field of view and increase the visual processing speed of an elderly person.
See also: field
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The Useful Field of View has been found to be sensitive to processing speed and attention (Edwards et al.
Cumulative meta-analysis of the relationship between useful field of view and driving performance in older adults: Current and future implications.
The exercises are proven to increase reaction time by 300 percent and widen the user's useful field of view, allowing the user to notice more in his peripheral view.
At age 30, the normal useful field of view is relatively large and allows a driver to quickly process information about objects moving toward the driver, which is critical for safe driving.