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Screener Vigilance Detection Using Psychophysiological Sensors

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Department of Homeland Security
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Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Archinoetics, LLC
2800 Woodlawn Drive Suite 297 Honolulu, HI 96822-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Screener Vigilance Detection Using Psychophysiological Sensors
Agency: DHS
Contract: N10PC20027
Award Amount: $99,933.00


Screening is a repetitive and often monotonous task, involving long periods of vigilance despite low occurrences of threat. Because of the nature of this task and the high consequence if a threat is missed, a screener`s vigilance and avoidance of operation during fatigue are critical to their job effectiveness. This proposal describes an integrated solution to monitoring vigilance levels in airport security screeners. The proposed solution combines multiple psychophysiological sensors and measures with intelligent learning algorithms to classify levels of alertness. Physiologic data will be analyzed to evaluate the effectiveness of classification algorithms and to measure the saliency of the measures collected from the multiple sensors, with the ultimate goal of minimizing the sensors required for minimally invasive yet effective vigilance detection.

Principal Investigator:

Chris Russell
(808) 585-7439

Business Contact:

Traci H. Downs
(808) 382-0314
Small Business Information at Submission:

Archinoetics, LLC
700 Bishop St. Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813-

EIN/Tax ID: 201347328
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: Yes