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Real-Time Detector of Human Fatigue

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67911
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-007-0055
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Bio-Behavior Analysis Systems, LLC
7472 Woodlawn Colonial Lane St. Louis, MO 63119 4441
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Real-Time Detector of Human Fatigue
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0082
Award Amount: $91,560.00
 

Abstract:

We have selected three technologies for the unobtrusive monitoring of bio-behavioral events. Camera-based measures of gaze, including eye and head movements, pupil diameter, vergence, and blink parameters; Laser Doppler Vibrometry (LDV) based measures of cardiovascular and muscle activity; and behavioral measures including movements of body parts as well as keyboard operations will be utilized. Our collaborator, J.W. Rohrbaugh, has been instrumental in the development of the application of LDV technology for these measurements. We, as well as others, have demonstrated the utility of gaze control measures for indexing aspects of loss of alertness and performance lapses. There is a reasonable literature attesting to the utility of cardiovascular and muscle activity in this regard. We propose to continue our development of software to reliably abstract relevant measures. Procedures for developing software appropriate for the on-line monitoring of specific measures will be developed for implementation in the phase II effort. A study to validate a subset of proposed measures is included in the phase I effort.

Principal Investigator:

John A. Stern
President
3149616321
jastern@artsci.wustl.edu

Business Contact:

Timothy B. Brown
Vice-President
3144941108
tbb@acm.org
Small Business Information at Submission:

BIO-BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS SYSTEMS, LLC
7472 Woodlawn Colonial Lane St. Louis, MO 63119

EIN/Tax ID: 300067999
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Department of Psychiatry
Washington Univ School of Med, CB 8134, 660 S Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Contact: John W. Rohrbaugh
Contact Phone: (314) 286-1369
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university