“Because there’s some people who are out there who may not be appropriate for driving, and we want to make sure they’re safe, and if they’re not safe, they can be referred to physical therapy, occupational therapy in their deficit areas, and be retested. And maybe we can regain their independence if they did lose their license at some point,” Stomberg says.
The simulator was paid for with a donation from the Peoria Independent Insurance Agents Association. Stomberg says patients at IPMR can start using the machine next month. She says older adults with memory loss or drivers with disabilities who need special equipment could benefit from the simulator. The machine has 200 driving scenarios and 39 lessons to help evaluate driving abilit