Occupational therapy students get older adults ‘CarFit’

CJ Burhans (left) and Christina Davison, both doctoral students in the Program in Occupational Therapy, work with Marie Marklin of St. Louis during the CarFit event March 31 at the School of Medicine. Drivers who came to the event were evaluated by WUSTL occupational therapy students to ensure the vehicles were properly adjusted for the driver. The 15- to 20-minute CarFit assessment measures for a proper “fit” based on a 12-point checklist, including safety belt use, steering wheel tilt, head restraint setting, positioning to air bag, line of sight over steering wheel, positioning to gas/brake pedals and other adjustments. CarFit is an educational program created by the American Society on
Aging and developed in collaboration with the American Automobile
Association, AARP and American Occupational Therapy Association. (Credit: Ray Marklin)