Real-time Bio-Sensors for Enhanced C2ISR Operator Performance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-6525
Agency Tracking Number: F041-074-1083
Amount: $81,060.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-074
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
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
We have selected three technologies for the remote 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 and combination of measures will be developed for implementation in the phase II effort. Since little work has been done on utilizing fine head movements as reflectors of attentional demands, we propose a pilot investigation to evaluate this measure.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government