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    Effect of cane length and swing arc width on drop-off and obstacle detection with the long cane.
    Br J Vis Impair 2017 Sep 23;35(3):217-231. Epub 2017 Aug 23.
    Western Michigan University, USA.
    A repeated-measures design with block randomization was used for the study, in which 15 adults with visual impairments attempted to detect the drop-offs and obstacles with the canes of different lengths, swinging the cane in different widths (narrow vs wide). Participants detected the drop-offs significantly more reliably with the standard-length cane (79.5% ± 6. Read More

    Evaluation of a clinical decision-making aid for nutrition advice in age-related macular degeneration.
    Br J Vis Impair 2017 Sep 23;35(3):185-196. Epub 2017 Aug 23.
    Aston University, UK.
    Age-related macular disease (AMD) is a multifactorial degenerative condition affecting the central area of the retina. Patients with AMD report that eye care practitioners are not giving consistent advice regarding nutrition and reported confusion as to what advice, if any, to follow. The aim of this study was to design and conduct a preliminary evaluation of a flowchart to support eye care practitioners in providing accurate, evidence-based nutritional advice to their patients. Read More

    Vehicle surge detection and pathway discrimination by pedestrians who are blind: Effect of adding an alert sound to hybrid electric vehicles on performance.
    Br J Vis Impair 2012 May;30(2):61-78
    Western Michigan University, USA.
    This study examined the effect of adding an artificially generated alert sound to a quiet vehicle on its detectability and localizability with 15 visually impaired adults. When starting from a stationary position, the hybrid electric vehicle with an alert sound was significantly more quickly and reliably detected than either the identical vehicle without such added sound or the comparable internal combustion engine vehicle. However, no significant difference was found between the vehicles in respect to how accurately the participants could discriminate the path of a given vehicle (straight vs. Read More

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