Virtual Reality Interactive Display - "Make the Connection" Seat Belt Demonstration

The objective of this proposed project is to create an immersive experience for a general user employing portable VR technology to demonstrate the lifesaving aspects of wearing a seat belt in case of a crash. Additionally, the solution developed must have the ability to be easily portable to different fidelity like a phone headset and handheld controller, remote kiosk based installation at a few locations like rest areas and DMV offices, a mobile “VR RV” or van, or even internet based content delivered to public.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Work Plan The research group at the University of Iowa will accomplish the task in multiple stages from design to delivery as explained in the image. In the design phase, the objectives of the project will be further discussed with the technical advisory committee (TAC) and refined if necessary. These discussions will also help PI understand the available VR technology hardware assets at the Iowa DOT to maximize their use and refine the problem as well as objectives accordingly.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $ 50,388
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    102 Church Street
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Principal Investigators:

    Abdel-Malek, Karim

  • Start Date: 20180401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01665603
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: ST-007
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2018 10:20AM