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Company Information:

Company Name: SAM TECHNOLOGY, INC.
City: SAN FRANCISCO
State: CA
Zip+4: 94108
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,829,663.00 48
SBIR Phase II $22,289,173.00 34

Award List:

SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR NEURAL NETWORK SIMULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Nelson H Morgan
Award Amount: $48,612.00

REMOVAL OF DISTORTION FROM MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Douglas A Greer
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ACTIVE ELECTRODE HAT FOR EEG IMAGING OF SCHIZOPHRENICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nelson H Morgan Phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00

FLIGHT HELMET EEG SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Nelson H Morgan
Award Amount: $49,786.00

FLIGHT HELMET EEG SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Nelson H Morgan
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The aim of the proposed work is to develop a helmet-mounted eeg recording system for use in simulators or during flight. the system will have very high noise immunity and will be very simple to apply. to accomplish this, we will adapt a design we have made from an active electrode system for… More

REMOVAL OF DISTORTION FROM MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Douglas A Greer
Award Amount: $414,000.00
Abstract:
While magnetic resonance image (mri) scans are invaluable because of their high degree of anatomical differentiation and their lack of ionizing radiation, they contain an inherent nonlinear distortion that can exceed 15 percent. existence of this distortion has not been well documented by mri device… More

SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR NEURAL NETWORK SIMULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Nelson H Morgan
Award Amount: $285,715.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a highly portable set of c language software tools for nn research. the software tools will allow specification of three generic types of nn architectures: (1) layered networks without feedback (for benchmark comparisons); (2) layered networks with feedback but without… More

ACTIVE ELECTRODE HAT FOR EEG IMAGING OF SCHIZOPHRENICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nelson H Morgan Phd
Award Amount: $454,886.00
Abstract:
The aim of the proposed work is to develop an active electrode hat for high-quality eeg recordings without skin preparation or electrolyte gels. this will greatly reduce patient preparation time for multichannel eeg recordings. it will also improve the signal quality over time, because there will be… More

EEG ARTIFACT DETECTION: MONTORING PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,987.00

NEWURO-STATION--NEUROELECTRIC RESEARCH WORKSTATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,997.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A BATTERY FOR MEASURING COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT IN THE RAILROAD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Judy Illes , Clinical Research Psychologist
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an inexpensive, portable system for quickly assessing cognitive functional ability (cfa) and work readiness of personnel who perform critical jobs such as train engineers or other operators of public transportation systems. in this feasibility study, we will test the… More

SEIZURE LOCALIZATION RESEARCH WORKSTATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S Gevins
Award Amount: $50,000.00

MENTAL WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT WITH NEURAL NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan S Gevins
Award Amount: $49,707.00

EEG ARTIFACT DETECTION: MONTORING PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,995.00
Abstract:
Current eeg and ep devices do not adequately detect and eliminate artifactual contaminants. when used by cliniciansnot expert in quantitative neurophysiology, erroneous results can be produced, leading to misdiagnosis and resulting in errors in treatment. automated eeg artifact detection algorithms… More

NEWURO-STATION--NEUROELECTRIC RESEARCH WORKSTATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,909.00
Abstract:
It is planned to construct a next-generation eeg/evoked-potential stimulus presentation and analysis computing environment for low-cost personal microcomputers. this will give researchers access to experimental design capabilities and advanced signal-processing analyses that are currently only… More

MENTAL WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT WITH NEURAL NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan S Gevins
Award Amount: $558,205.00
Abstract:
Neural networks will be used to develop a real-time, multimodality, nonintrusive physiological metric of mental workload. our metric will measure mental workload relative to two or more calibration points for a family of closely related tasks where mental loading is the main variable differing… More

128-CHANNEL AUTOMATED EEG RECORDING HAT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: A S Gevins
Award Amount: $49,622.00

SEIZURE LOCALIZATION RESEARCH WORKSTATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S Gevins
Award Amount: $499,964.00
Abstract:
Localization of brain tissue responsible for initiating seizures is an essential procedure that precedes surgical removal of this tissue in patients with intractable partial complex seizures. in the best case, good localization can be achieved with visual analysis of seizureonsets recorded from… More

128-CHANNEL AUTOMATED EEG RECORDING HAT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: A S Gevins
Award Amount: $641,915.00
Abstract:
The eeg has been measured for over 60 years, but its full capability as a brain imaging modality has not yet been realized. although it has been demonstrated that there is a vast amount of untapped spatial information in scalp-recorded eegs, the inconvenience of attaching many electrrodes is a major… More

Biopsychometric Signal Acquisition and Processing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
To meet the U.S. Navy requirement for a rugged and highly portable physiological data acquisition and processing platform for use in operational environments, we propose to integrate and enhance existing hardware and software technology we have been developing over the past five years. Our… More

Neat--Neurocognitive Experiment Authoring Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $74,840.00

Decontamination of Physiological Signals of Mental effort

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $59,985.00

Spacecrew Testing and Recording System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $69,975.00

Sub-Second Functional Brain Imaging Using EEG with MRI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jian Le
Award Amount: $80,214.00

Spacecrew Testing and Recording System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $599,978.00
Abstract:
Planning for extended space habitation and exploration will require expanded knowledge of any changes in human brain activity and cognitive abilities that occur as a result of exposure to the microgravity environment. We propose to study the feasibility of developing a compact, rugged, low-cost,… More

Sub-Second Functional Brain Imaging Using EEG with MRI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jian Le
Award Amount: $683,474.00
Abstract:
We will implement a software package to produce high-resolution scalp-recorded electroencepha-lograms (EEGs) by removing spatial blur distortion due to passive conduction from the brain through thecerebrospinal fluid, skull and scalp. This software package will provide clinicians and researchers… More

Decontamination of Physiological Signals of Mental effort

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $729,306.00
Abstract:
A significant research investment has been made by the Air Force into the use of physiological measures of an operator's condition, including level of mental workload, fatigue, and the effects of stressors such as acceleration, illness, or drugs. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to transition… More

Nueral G-meter System for Personnel Selection Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $79,958.00
Abstract:
Current evidence suggests that the speed and/or efficiency of neural processing is closely related to the general or "g" factor that underlies performance on intelligence tests. Further, measurements of neural activity may be particularly good predictors of performance in complex, stressful, and… More

Work Readiness Neurometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $74,827.00

WORK READINESS NEUROMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $74,827.00

Neat--Neurocognitive Experiment Authoring Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $749,755.00
Abstract:
Experimentation in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience often involves thetime-controlled presentation of text, pictures, sounds, or other types of stimuli, and the collection ofbehavioral responses. Given that each individual laboratory and experiment has somewhat… More

Rapid Application Cutaneous Electrode (RACE) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $99,745.00
Abstract:
Although laboratory research has indicated that measures of brain electrical activity can be useful indices of a crewperson's mental workload, this work has not yet been transitioned into operational environments. A major remaining obstacle in this regard is the fact that current generation… More

Operator State Classification Developer's Toolkit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $99,869.00
Abstract:
Operators of complex systems can become inefficient because of mental overload, fatigue, boredom and lapses in situational awarness, drug effects, illness, and other factors. A reliable means of detecting and monitoring operator mental states would allow an intelligent system to alert the operator… More

Work Readiness Neurometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $749,698.00
Abstract:
We will develop an inexpensive device, the work readiness neurometer, to quickly determine the degran individual's basic neurocognitive functions have changed from her/his initial personal baseline lmeasure neurocognitive variables while the individual performs a brief battery of tasks in order… More

EEG-Based Onling Cognitive Load Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
A practical means of measuring cognitive load is critical to a variety of Air Force missions. It could be used to detect overload or underload in the operators of complex systems, to determine whether one human-computer interface is easier to use than another, to identify difficult tasks that… More

Rapid Application Cutaneous Electrode (RACE) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $749,289.00
Abstract:
Although laboratory research has indicated that measures of brain electrical activity can be useful indices of a crewperson's mental workload, this work has not yet been transitioned into operational environments. A major remaining obstacle in this regard is the fact that current generation… More

Operator State Classification Developer's Toolkit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $749,756.00
Abstract:
Operators of complex systems can become inefficient because of mental overload, fatigue, boredom and lapses in situational awarness, drug effects, illness, and other factors. A reliable means of detecting and monitoring operator mental states would allow an intelligent system to alert the operator… More

EEG-Based Onling Cognitive Load Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $720,000.00
Abstract:
A practical means of measuring cognitive load is critical to a variety of Air Force missions. It could be used to detect overload or underload in the operators of complex systems, to determine whether one human-computer interface is easier to use than another, to identify difficult tasks that… More

WALKSCAN: A Wearable System for Operator State Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
Operations of complex systems can become inefficient because of mental overload, fatigue, boredom and lapses in situational awareness, drugs, illness, and other factors; a practical means of monitoring operator state is thus important for many Air Force missions. In the laboratory, physiological… More

SUSTAINED ATTENTION METRIC FOR ASSESSMENT OF ALERT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Gevins, Alan
Award Amount: $99,558.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $745,667.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $99,678.00
Abstract:
Not Available The use of high-temperature electronic systems using new semiconductor materials such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) or Gallium Nitride (GaN) offers great promise for the expansion of high-efficiency high-power applications. The high temperature operation of these devices can greatly reduce… More

NEUROCOGNITIVE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR MARIJUANA RESEARCH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $99,930.00
Abstract:
Not Available A new foil thrust bearing concept is proposed for use in power system turbomachinery. The new bearing design has been shown to have low power loss and high load capacity. The design,m design software and design methodology proposed herein will yield a low cost, high performance… More

COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT METER FOR DRUG RESEARCH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $129,256.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $116,529.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $99,536.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $99,843.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $370,296.00

NICE (Neurocognitive Index of Cannabis Effects) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) The decriminalization of medicinal marijuana in numerous states has increased the demand for research on how marijuana affects patients. Unfortunately, there is currently no standard means for assessing the cognitive and… More

NICE (Neurocognitive Index of Cannabis Effects) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $525,173.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) The decriminalization of medicinal marijuana in numerous states has increased the demand for research on how marijuana affects patients. Unfortunately, there is currently no standard means for assessing the cognitive and… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins
Award Amount: $262,555.00

SYSTEM TO ASSESS COGNITIVE EFFECTS OF MILD BRAIN INJURY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $99,867.00

ON-LINE ALERTNESS MONITOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $99,856.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: (Applicant's abstract): Inappropriate sleepiness during waking hours is a frequent concomitant of clinical sleep disorders and common lifestyle factors. Functionally, sleepiness is associated with difficulties in concentrating, sustaining attention and… More

Neurocognitive Assessment Meter For Psychiatric Drugs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop an efficient, user-friendly, and cost-effective system for objectively assessing any impairments or improvements in cognitive function that might occur consequent to the administration of drugs used to treat… More

Neurocognitive Assessment Meter For Psychiatric Drugs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $280,980.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop an efficient, user-friendly, and cost-effective system for objectively assessing any impairments or improvements in cognitive function that might occur consequent to the administration of drugs used to treat… More

MULTICOMPARTMENT NEUROFUNCTIONAL ACTIVATION MEASURE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins, President
Award Amount: $98,860.00
Abstract:
"Many tasks in computerized work environments can exceed a person's capacity to attend to and analyze information. Although the cognitive workload of the user is thus a prime consideration in designing improved interfaces and advanced adaptive automationstrategies, there is no good way to measure… More

CHILDREN'S ATTENTION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Givens
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A primary goal of research on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is to identify and evaluate interventions that improve a child?s ability to control attention and working memory. However, there is no standardized efficient means for measuring… More

CHILDREN'S ATTENTION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Givens
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A primary goal of research on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is to identify and evaluate interventions that improve a child?s ability to control attention and working memory. However, there is no standardized efficient means for measuring… More

NEUROCOGNITIVE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM FOR THE ELDERLY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Givens
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many medical treatments produce subtle changes in working and intermediate term memory and executive functioning in the elderly. Some medical treatments may have negative cognitive side effects, whereas other treatments improve cognitive function. Prior work… More

NEUROCOGNITIVE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM FOR THE ELDERLY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Givens
Award Amount: $1,121,408.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many medical treatments produce subtle changes in working and intermediate term memory and executive functioning in the elderly. Some medical treatments may have negative cognitive side effects, whereas other treatments improve cognitive function. Prior work… More

AN EFFICIENT TEST OF MULTITASKING ABILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"Although there are clear individual differences in the ability to perform well in stressful, rapidly-changing multitasking environments such as those found in military command and control operations and in civilian aviation, current standardized tests areinadequate for confidently predicting who… More

Multicompartment Neuroworkload Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins, President
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Many tasks in computerized work environments can exceed a person's capacity to attend to and analyze information. Although the cognitive workload of the user is thus a prime consideration in designing improved interfaces and advanced adaptive automationstrategies, there is no good way to measure it.… More

Antiepileptic Neurotoxicity Test

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Patients with epilepsy often suffer from cognitive impairments. Seizure control can improve cognitive status; yet the anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) often used for this purpose can themselves affect mental function. Thus, defining an effective treatment for an… More

Antiepileptic Neurotoxicity Test

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $749,448.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Patients with epilepsy often suffer from cognitive impairments. Seizure control can improve cognitive status; yet the anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) often used for this purpose can themselves affect mental function. Thus, defining an effective treatment for an… More

FUNCTIONAL ALERTNESS MONITOR FOR SLEEP DISORDER PATIENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $749,971.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many people suffer from frequent lapses in mental acuity and alertness during normal waking activities. Whether symptomatic of a clinical disorder or a debilitating lifestyle factor, this problem leads to errors in decision-making and performance, reduces… More

AN EFFICIENT TEST OF MULTITASKING ABILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Alan Gevins, President
Award Amount: $749,855.00
Abstract:
Although there are clear individual differences in the ability to perform well in stressful, rapidly-changing multitasking environments such as those found in military command and control operations, current tests are inadequate for confidently predicting who will excel in such critical jobs. We… More

Biosensor System for Real-time Detection of Operational Fatigue and Cognitive Overload

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Smith, Mgr. of Cog. Neuroscience Research
Award Amount: $99,809.00
Abstract:
Cognitive overload, fatigue, stress, and injury or illness can degrade operational readiness. Early detection of such conditions could provide an opportunity to implement countermeasures, improving effectiveness and minimizing performance errors. We have developed component technologies that are… More

Neurolyzer: A Neurophysiologic Alcohol Response Index

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $99,526.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alcohol abuse can degrade health, cause accidents and reduce productivity. Alcohol consumption can cause acute behavioral slowing and difficulties in concentrating and sustaining attention. Since the relation between blood alcohol and behavioral impairment… More

A Dynamic Test of Attentional Multiplexing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $99,885.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The ability to distribute limited mental resources among tasks or stimuli and to efficiently shift the "internal spotlight" of attention among multiple representations in working memory is critical to adaptive functioning in a demanding and complicated world. The… More

Functional Neuromonitoring of Children Using Computers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $99,870.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to determine the feasibility of a novel, highly automated instrument to directly measure the effects of computer use on brain function in children. For many juveniles, casual computer use such as that inherent to videogame play can consume a… More

Biosensor System for Real-time Detection of Operational Fatigue and Cognitive Overload

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Smith, Mgr. of Cog. Neuroscience
Award Amount: $749,938.00
Abstract:
Cognitive overload, fatigue, stress, or illness can degrade cognitive function and operational readiness. Early detection of such conditions could trigger countermeasures and help minimize performance errors. We have developed component technologies prerequisite to the automatic recognition of… More

CHILDREN'S NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT TEST

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Children and adolescents can suffer from a variety of conditions associated with abnormalities in behavior and cognitive brain function. This project will create a tool for assessing cognitive brain function in juvenile populations that is robust, repeatable, and… More

CHILDREN'S NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT TEST

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $995,535.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Children and adolescents can suffer from a variety of conditions associated with abnormalities in behavior and cognitive brain function. This project will create a tool for assessing cognitive brain function in juvenile populations that is robust, repeatable, and… More

Realtime Neural Monitor for Drug Abuse Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael E. Smith
Award Amount: $265,804.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Given the frequent occurrence of accidents in which the driver's ability was impaired by drugs, the issue of how drugs of abuse affect brain function during driving and other potentially dangerous activities is a major public health concern. This project aims to… More

SYSTEM FOR MONITORING SOCIAL COGNITIVE BRAIN FUNCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $478,891.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The emerging field of social neuroscience is bridging the knowledge gap between brain mechanisms of cognition and affect and the social and motivational factors that impact interpersonal attitudes and behaviors. However, to date, the tools available for measuring… More

NEUROLYZER: A NEUROPHYSIOLOGIC ALCOHOL RESPONSE INDEX

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Gevins
Award Amount: $690,802.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alcohol abuse can degrade health, cause accidents, and. reduce productivity. Alcohol consumption can cause acute behavioral slowing and difficulties concentrating. Since the relation between blood alcohol and behavioral impairment differs across individuals,… More

Attention and Brain Function Monitor for Elderly Drivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael E. Smith
Award Amount: $177,576.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Elderly drivers have a higher fatality rate per mile driven than any group other than males under 25. Relative to those younger drivers, whose accidents are often due to inexperience or risky behaviors, accidents that involve elderly drivers are frequently… More

NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL ATTENTION MULTIPLEXING TEST

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $1,497,268.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The ability to distribute limited mental resources among tasks or stimuli and to efficiently shift the internal spotlight of attention is critical to adaptive functioning in a demanding and complicated world. The pref rontal regions of the human brain are… More

CHILDREN'S LEARNING BRAIN METER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $1,347,903.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Currently, measurements of a child's cognitive brain function are made during repetitive, artificial psychometric tests. The generalization of inferences from such measures to a child's actual real-world learning abilit y may be limited. Accordingly, we propose… More