Real-Time Detector of Human Fatigue

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0082
Agency Tracking Number: F045-007-0055
Amount: $91,560.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-T007
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
BIO-BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS SYSTEMS, LLC
7472 Woodlawn Colonial Lane, St. Louis, MO, 63119
DUNS: 120815167
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Stern
 President
 (314) 961-6321
 jastern@artsci.wustl.edu
Business Contact
 Timothy Brown
Title: Vice-President
Phone: (314) 494-1108
Email: tbb@acm.org
Research Institution
 Department of Psychiatry
 John W Rohrbaugh
 Washington Univ School of Med, CB 8134, 660 S Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO, 63110
 (314) 286-1369
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We have selected three technologies for the unobtrusive 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 will be developed for implementation in the phase II effort. A study to validate a subset of proposed measures is included in the phase I effort.

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