“Start Your Day with DRUID”
Research has documented that playing video games enhances individuals’ reaction times without loss of accuracy (Ballesteros et al., 2014; Mack & Ilg, 2014; Toril, Reales & Ballesteros, 2014; Stroud & Whitbourne, 2015). The tasks in DRUID have elements of video games (hand-eye coordination, decision-making, concentration, operating with distractions). The development and validation of DRUID will likely provide a tool for improving general driving skills, particularly among aging adults (Ballesteros et al., 2014; Toril, Reales & Ballesteros, 2014).
As is the case for most neuro-psych assessment tools, there is minimal risk from the use of DRUID that participants would experience any discomfort or distress. The tasks in DRUID resemble video games, so if a participant gets disoriented from watching moving or flashing stimuli on a computer screen, they might experience some discomfort. If participants have a balance problem and have difficulty standing on one leg, they should not use DRUID without a way to catch themselves if they fall.