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
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Brake reaction time
  • Driving
  • Older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Gerontology
  • Occupational Therapy

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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

Standardizing the rt-2s brake reaction time tester. / Dickerson, Anne E.; Reistetter, Timothy; Parnell, Meredith; Robinson, Stephanie; Stone, Kristin; Whitley, Kristin.

In: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, Vol. 27, No. 2, 07.10.2008, p. 96-106.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dickerson, AE, 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, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 96-106. https://doi.org/10.1080/02703180802306932
Dickerson AE, Reistetter T, Parnell M, Robinson S, Stone K, Whitley K. Standardizing the rt-2s brake reaction time tester. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 2008 Oct 7;27(2):96-106. https://doi.org/10.1080/02703180802306932
Dickerson, Anne E. ; Reistetter, Timothy ; Parnell, Meredith ; Robinson, Stephanie ; Stone, Kristin ; Whitley, Kristin. / Standardizing the rt-2s brake reaction time tester. In: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 2008 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 96-106.
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