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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:
2006 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Real-Time Detector of Human Fatigue
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0008
Award Amount: $748,953.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a computer based system for the online analysis of bio-behavioral signals associated with momentary loss of alertness. We will continue our development of bio-behavioral measures indicative of lapses in alertness. Our system will use only measures that can be obtained without attaching sensors to the operator. We will concentrate on monitoring the oculomotor system using cameras and monitoring the cardio respiratory and neuromuscular systems using a Laser-Doppler Vibrometer. Our results to date suggest that many of the measures included in our battery will need to be adapted for individual subjects. Thus we will develop algorithms for which customization to account for individual differences can be an automatic process that is transparent to the operator. The system will be tested and validated by introducing probe stimuli during laboratory tasks at points where the system identifies a lapse in alertness. We also propose to transition the system to evaluate alertness in sleep deprived subjects working in military simulation environments.

Principal Investigator:

John A. Stern
President
3149616321
John.Stern@BioBehaviorAnalysis.com

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:
WASHINGTON UNIV. IN ST. LOUIS
School of Medicine, Psychiatry
660 S. Euclid, Box 8134
St. Louis, MO 63110
Contact: John W. Rohrbaugh
Contact Phone: (314) 286-1369
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university