Standardizing the rt-2s brake reaction time tester

Anne E. Dickerson, Timothy Reistetter, Meredith Parnell, Stephanie Robinson, Kristin Stone, Kristin Whitley

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    Abstract

    The purpose of the study was to standardize the RT-2S brake reaction time tester as an alternative brake reaction timer to the American Automobile Association's (AAA) blue box that is no longer manufactured. Three hundred ninety-six subjects across the lifespan participated by using the RT-2S in a standard manner. Results were analyzed using the age groups used by AAA. Results indicated that male reaction times are faster, and as age increases, reaction times decrease. Although the RT-2S reaction times were slower than the norms for AAA, results suggest that the RT-2S is a reliable and valid tool for measuring simple brake reaction time.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)96-106
    Number of pages11
    JournalPhysical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
    Volume27
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 7 2008

    Keywords

    • Brake reaction time
    • Driving
    • Older adults

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Rehabilitation
    • Gerontology
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Dickerson, A. E., Reistetter, T., Parnell, M., Robinson, S., Stone, K., & Whitley, K. (2008). Standardizing the rt-2s brake reaction time tester. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 27(2), 96-106. https://doi.org/10.1080/02703180802306932