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Real-time Bio-Sensors for Enhanced C2ISR Operator Performance

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67520
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-074-1083
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 Bio-Sensors for Enhanced C2ISR Operator Performance
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-M-6525
Award Amount: $81,060.00
 

Abstract:

We have selected three technologies for the remote 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 and combination of measures will be developed for implementation in the phase II effort. Since little work has been done on utilizing fine head movements as reflectors of attentional demands, we propose a pilot investigation to evaluate this measure.

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