May 4, 2011

Dr. Michel Bédard, Public Health Program, Chair in Aging and Health

Press Release

L'Université de Moncton (Moncton) Project: Reducing Costs Related to Professional Driver Performance Under the direction of Dr. Michel Johnson assistant professor at Université de Moncton, this project will develop a commercial software application called the "Healthy Driver Toolkit" that will provide an evaluation and intervention approach suited to the unique working conditions of the professional driver. The toolkit will include both an Analysis Module and a Remediation Module to analyze driving skills, health, attitude and attention and provide drivers with specific recommendations related to lifestyle. This project, with total estimated costs of $2.6 million, will receive approximately $1.8 million from the Atlantic Innovation Fund over a three-year period.

Contact Information: Dr. Michel J. Johnson Assistant Professor, École de Kinésiologie et de Récréologie Université de Moncton Moncton, New Brunswick 506-858-4811

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