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Wearable Cognitive Warfighter Evaluation System

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Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corporation
3885 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2247
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Wearable Cognitive Warfighter Evaluation System
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: DAMD17-03-C-0043
Award Amount: $99,804.00


"The modern warfighter has to process a large amount of constant critical information. While cognitive performance evaluation of a warfighter's capabilities can be done in the lab, it has yet to be taken out into the field where the real stresses occur.Fortunately, it is now technologically possible to gather warfighter cognitive workload data through the use of wearable computers. Current cognitive workload systems are large and cumbersome. More effective systems need to be much smaller, easier totransport, easier to operate, and impose less burden upon the warfighter. This can be achieved using a wearable computing platform, incorporating advanced monitoring and interaction interfaces that enhance its operability. Cybernet has significantexperience in the ongoing development of advanced human computer interfaces, presenting a unique opportunity for this topic area. To accomplish this task, Cybernet proposes to thoroughly research both the systematic task analysis research and cognitivetask analysis research to develop an innovative approach for measuring and analyzing the cognitive workload of the battlefield warfighter using wearable computer technology. Options for monitoring and collecting data from the warfighter with advancedinterface controls include the use of hands-free interface solutions, such as voice recognition, eye tracking, and gesture and behavior recognition. The proposed technology will be leveraged into Cyber

Principal Investigator:

Charles J. Cohen
VP, Research & Developmen

Business Contact:

Heidi N. Jacobus
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Cybernet Systems Corp.
727 Airport Boulevard Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 430924383
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No