dr Ioannis T. Pavlidis is a computer science professor at UH. Over the past decade, Pavlidis’ research has examined what drives bad and good behavior. His studies uncovered three types of distracted driving – using devices, being emotionally distracted and just not paying attention.
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He said their research is now expanding into a full-scale effort. They want to monitor participants in the real world with smartphones and watches.
“As far as I know, no one has done this second-by-second for people across the state with objective measurements,” Pavlidis said. “Sensors, not just self-reports.”
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More information on the studies can be found on the project website.
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https://abc13.com/houston-crime-road-rage-what-sparks-investigation/11659634/ Researchers at the University of Houston are studying what’s causing traffic rage in the city