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EEG and Eye Tracking-based Measures for Enhanced Screener Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: N10PC20029
Agency Tracking Number: 0921136
Amount: $99,935.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
5764 Pacific Center Blvd. Suite 107
San Diego, CA 92121
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Walid Soussou
 (858) 412-1820
Business Contact
 Gayle Guy
Phone: (858) 412-1839
Research Institution

QUASAR, EyeTracking Inc. (ETI), and Safe Passage International (SPI) will define a closed-loop training system that incorporates EEG and eye tracking technologies to improve Transportation Safety Officer (TSO) training efficiency and effectiveness. To minimize the implementation risk of the Phase II system demonstration, in Phase I the team will:
1. Measure the ability of EEG- and eye-tracking/pupillometry-based gauges to distinguish between trainees in early and late stages of computer-based training, and as compared with expert screeners.
2. Use these validated metrics to define concrete training paradigms to enhance screener training programs.
3. Generalize these paradigms to develop a training system for the broader skill set of TSOs, and that includes a user model describing how the various components will function and interact with both instructors and trainees.

The resultant system will be built in a modular framework based on task decomposition of each stage of a training process and its related brain-based measurements and mitigations. As such the model generation framework will be generalizable to diverse training paradigms.

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