Real-Time Detector of Human Fatigue

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$748,952.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-06-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-007-0055
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
120815167
Principal Investigator:
John Stern
President
(314) 961-6321
John.Stern@BioBehaviorAnalysis.com
Business Contact:
Timothy Brown
Vice-President
(314) 494-1108
tbb@acm.org
Research Institution:
WASHINGTON UNIV. IN ST. LOUIS
John W Rohrbaugh
School of Medicine, Psychiatry
660 S. Euclid, Box 8134
St. Louis, MO, 63110
(314) 286-1369
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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