CogGauge (A Cognitive Assessment Tool)

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$594,397.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX09CB03C
Agency Tracking Number:
075551
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
X13.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Design Interactive, Inc.
1221 E. Broadway, Suite 110, Oviedo, FL, 32765-7829
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
075104708
Principal Investigator:
Kelly Hale
Principal Investigator
(407) 706-0977
kelly@designinteractive.net
Business Contact:
John Stanney
CFO
(407) 706-0977
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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