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Computerized Psychological Techniques to Teach Knowledge and Increase Skill Levels Quickly

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-17-C-1133
Agency Tracking Number: N171-066-0098
Amount: $224,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N171-066
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-09-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-19
Small Business Information
11350 Random Hills Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
DUNS: 784255809
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Sam Pascarelle
 VP of Research
 (443) 917-4523
 sam.pascarelle@indepth.com
Business Contact
 Howard Reichel
Phone: (703) 592-1866
Email: howard.reichel@indepth.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Optimized training for advanced Navy systems requires a notable change in the learning paradigma training paradigm in which the training system assists the learner in an effort to enter and maintain an optimal brain learning state. The Curriculum for Accelerated Learning through Mindfulness (CALM) solution provides a pre-training mindfulness module that prepares the sailor for learning and a methodology to assess the flow state of learner throughout a contextually relevant naval learning experience using psychophysiological measures. The CALM solution includes the BaseCamp in which a trainees physiological state baseline is established, a Mindfulness Module that prepares the sailors brain for optimized and accelerated learning, the Testbed for Intelligent Tracking and Real-time Assessment of Trainee Engagement (TITRATE) physiological measurement suite and the Adaptive Driver to Augment Performance and Training (ADAPT) API. CALM addresses the Navys identified need for a computerized innovative interactive visual, audio, and kinesthetic training program that increases the speed of learning, comprehension, and performance aboard ships to better cross-train sailors quickly.

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