Purpose-The purpose of this paper is to investigate drivers’ differing psychological perceptions of cyclists’ conspicuity according to active visibility aid configurations on clothing. Design/methodology/approach-The flashing light-emitting diodes (FLEDs) were positioned on the major joints (shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles) in eight configurations and pre- and post-surveys were conducted. Findings-The results indicated that there were significant differences among the eight configurations in observers’ detection and recognition of cyclists, contributions of FLEDs, and visibility of cyclists (p<001). Among the eight different configurations on joints, FLEDs on the hips, knees, and ankles were the most detectable, recognizable, and visible. Originality/value-Most of the previous studies have investigated passive visibility aids and there is a lack of research on FLED configurations on major joints for cyclists. Thus, this study is expected to be beneficial to designers when developing active visibility aid clothing for cyclists.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Jun 1|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
- Materials Science (miscellaneous)
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)
- Polymers and Plastics