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Investigating the interaction between helmet field of view and steering behavior in a novel motorcycle simulator

Abstract

While helmet wearing reduces the severity of injuries in motorcycle crashes, it may also increase the likelihood of getting involved into a traffic accident through a reduction in the rider's field of view. We thus investigated the perceptual effects of helmet wearing when riding a motorcycle. The task consisted of negotiating curves in a fixed-based simulator while the helmet visor vertical dimension and need to check the handlebar-mounted speedometer were manipulated. Decreasing the vertical aperture below roughly 30 deg significantly impaired a rider's ability to maintain their lane position and speed; with the effect of aperture being significantly greater when speedometer checking was required. The present findings provide further support for near/far point models of steering and help to quantify the tradeoff between physical and perceptual effects in helmet design.
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hal-02013478 , version 1 (11-02-2019)

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Antoine H.P. Morice, Antoine H. P. Morice, Violaine Sevrez, Rob Gray, Gilles Montagne. Investigating the interaction between helmet field of view and steering behavior in a novel motorcycle simulator. 8th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, Jun 2015, Snowbird, Salt Lake City, United States. ⟨hal-02013478⟩
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