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Real-Time Detector of Human Fatigue

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: F045-007-0055
Amount: $748,952.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-T007
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-11-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-11-04
Small Business Information
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
 (314) 961-6321
Business Contact
 Timothy Brown
Title: Vice-President
Phone: (314) 494-1108
Research Institution
 John W Rohrbaugh
 School of Medicine, Psychiatry
660 S. Euclid, Box 8134
St. Louis, MO, 63110
 (314) 286-1369
 Nonprofit college or university
We propose to develop a computer based system for the online analysis of bio-behavioral signals associated with momentary loss of alertness. We will continue our development of bio-behavioral measures indicative of lapses in alertness. Our system will use only measures that can be obtained without attaching sensors to the operator. We will concentrate on monitoring the oculomotor system using cameras and monitoring the cardio respiratory and neuromuscular systems using a Laser-Doppler Vibrometer. Our results to date suggest that many of the measures included in our battery will need to be adapted for individual subjects. Thus we will develop algorithms for which customization to account for individual differences can be an automatic process that is transparent to the operator. The system will be tested and validated by introducing probe stimuli during laboratory tasks at points where the system identifies a lapse in alertness. We also propose to transition the system to evaluate alertness in sleep deprived subjects working in military simulation environments.

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