Real-time Bio-Sensors for Enhanced C2ISR Operator Performance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$81,060.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-04-M-6525
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-074-1083
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF04-074
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
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
jastern@artsci.wustl.edu
Business Contact:
Timothy Brown
Vice-President
(314) 494-1108
tbb@acm.org
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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.

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