CogGauge (A Cognitive Assessment Tool)

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$594,397.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNX09CB03C
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
075551
Solicitation Topic Code:
X13.01
Small Business Information
Design Interactive, Inc.
1221 E. Broadway, Suite 110, Oviedo, FL, 32765-7829
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
075104708
Principal Investigator
 Kelly Hale
 Principal Investigator
 (407) 706-0977
 kelly@designinteractive.net
Business Contact
 John Stanney
Title: CFO
Phone: (407) 706-0977
Email: john@designinteractive.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Cognitive Gauge (CogGauge) tool aims to develop a portable gaming application that assesses cognitive state of astronaut crew members with the goal of determining probable causes of observed cognitive deficits. CogGauge, while engaging astronauts in an entertaining experience, combines predictive tools for assessing cognitive workload with metrics that assess performance decrements. CogGauge uses a hybrid approach combining predictive workload values with behavioral/performance-based workload assessment across a number of task difficulty levels. This comprehensive approach takes into consideration learning effects across a number of cognitive tasks (i.e., mini-games in the gaming context) and derives assessment of performance decrements related to cognitive deficits to identify probable causes of cognitive decrement. Feedback from CogGauge may be provided to astronauts and/or flight surgeons to determine impact on space flight and missions.

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