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fORE: fNIRS Operational Readiness Estimation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH20P0022
Agency Tracking Number: H19B-001-0007
Amount: $250,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA19B-001
Solicitation Number: 19.B
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-02-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-11-23
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street Suite 1400
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Lisa Lucia
 Scientist
 (781) 496-2505
 llucia@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Email: brouady@aptima.com
Research Institution
 Wright State University
 Sheila Bensman Sheila Bensman
 
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435
United States

 (937) 775-2297
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

Thestate of warfighters (whether theyarefatigued, distracted,and/or stressed)and of theteam (whether theyare workingtogethereffectivelyand cohesively)greatly impact thelikelihood ofmission success. The brain isan excellent source of data with which to assess individualand team states. Unfortunately,current technologiescannot supportcontinuous neural statemonitoring of warfightersacross themany differentenvironments in which they workand train. Together, Aptimaand partners proposeto develop thefNIRS Operational Readiness Estimation (fORE) technology suite. ThefORE solution consists of three components: (1)acustom fNIRS sensor device; (2)a data processingand analytics suite;and (3)a user interface(UI) that presentsassessments ofvarious physiologicaland psychological states such as readiness, attentiveness,workload,and fatigue. ThefORE fNIRS deviceshall berugged, portable,miniaturized,and capable of integration with existingequipment. The data processingand analytics suite willallow for conversion of raw fNIRS signals into estimates of individualand team functional states. ThefORE UI willallow for distributed and real-timeassessment of readiness or other physiological or psychological states. fOREwillallow for unobtrusive neurobiologicalassessment in dynamicenvironments,which is impossible with current neurobiological offerings.

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