Wearable Cognitive Warfighter Evaluation System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,804.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DAMD17-03-C-0043
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
O022-0409
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corp.
727 Airport Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
197187602
Principal Investigator
 Charles Cohen
 VP, Research & Developmen
 (734) 668-2567
 ccohen@cybernet.com
Business Contact
 Heidi Jacobus
Title: Chairman
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Email: proposals@cybernet.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The modern warfighter has to process a large amount of constant critical information. While cognitive performance evaluation of a warfighter's capabilities can be done in the lab, it has yet to be taken out into the field where the real stresses occur.Fortunately, it is now technologically possible to gather warfighter cognitive workload data through the use of wearable computers. Current cognitive workload systems are large and cumbersome. More effective systems need to be much smaller, easier totransport, easier to operate, and impose less burden upon the warfighter. This can be achieved using a wearable computing platform, incorporating advanced monitoring and interaction interfaces that enhance its operability. Cybernet has significantexperience in the ongoing development of advanced human computer interfaces, presenting a unique opportunity for this topic area. To accomplish this task, Cybernet proposes to thoroughly research both the systematic task analysis research and cognitivetask analysis research to develop an innovative approach for measuring and analyzing the cognitive workload of the battlefield warfighter using wearable computer technology. Options for monitoring and collecting data from the warfighter with advancedinterface controls include the use of hands-free interface solutions, such as voice recognition, eye tracking, and gesture and behavior recognition. The proposed technology will be leveraged into Cyber

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