Integrative Platform for Cognative Workload Assessment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$1,070,450.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-04-C-R250
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB1-0127
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB031-011
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
ELECTRICAL GEODESICS, INC.
1600 Millrace Drive, Eugene, OR, 97403
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
809845365
Principal Investigator
 Phan Luu
 Scientist/Principal Inves
 (541) 687-7962
 pluu@egi.com
Business Contact
 Robert Meter
Title: General Manager
Phone: (541) 687-7962
Email: bvanmeter@egi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In modern military operating environments, military personnel are faced with the challenge of accomplishing more with less human resources. To meet this challenge, each personnel must be able to function optimally. In other words, each operator's cognitive resources must be maximized and delegation of tasks by supervisors to each operator must be based upon knowledge of the soldier's remaining cognitive capabilities. Towards this end, the DOD wishes to develop an integrated workstation for the monitoring of the operator's cognitive state. In this application we propose to build a software platform that will provide the foundation for an integrated, user centered monitoring workstation. The software will provide the architecture for the integration of multiple, cognitive-load sensitive, psychophysiological signals and real-time analysis engines for each of these signals. The architecture will support local as well as network access to the operator's cognitive state. We will also conduct functional studies in which an operator's EEG electrocardiogram, electrodermal activity and pupilometry signals will be analyzed to index the operator's cognitive workload. These studies will test the feasibility of building an integrated monitoring workstation of cognitive workload assessment.

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