Real-Time Detector of Human Fatigue

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$91,560.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-04-C-0082
Award Id:
67911
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-007-0055
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7472 Woodlawn Colonial Lane, St. Louis, MO, 63119
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
120815167
Principal Investigator:
JohnStern
President
(314) 961-6321
jastern@artsci.wustl.edu
Business Contact:
TimothyBrown
Vice-President
(314) 494-1108
tbb@acm.org
Research Institute:
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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