Tool for Rapid Assessment of Cognitive Readiness in Teams (TRACR-T)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0106
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-CR1-6030
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-CR1
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator:
Camilla Knott
Cognitive Scientist
(937) 306-7760
ccknott@aptima.com
Business Contact:
Thomas McKenna
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 496-2443
mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institute:
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Abstract
In today"s collaborative environment, mission success depends on the skills and readiness of each team member. But independently capable individuals are not necessarily ready to function optimally in a team setting. Consequently, assessment of team cognitive readiness requires more than measuring cognitive processing of individuals and then aggregating to the team level. To effectively assess team cognitive readiness for a specific mission, Aptima proposes to develop Tool for Rapid Assessment of Cognitive Readiness in Teams (TRACR-T). TRACR-T will collect and aggregate instantaneous state measures (e.g., performance, behavioral, neuro/physiological) at the individual and team levels and integrate those measures with historical information about the team, from the team (e.g., communications, accuracy, reaction time), and from each member (e.g., workload, stress, anxiety, learning) to assess cognitive readiness. TRACR-T will then utilize a machine learning model to estimate cognitive readiness of a team and individual team members for a specific mission and report a list of missions that the team can execute well given their current state. TRACR-T will provide timely assessments of cognitive readiness using the most relevant measurement tools to minimize the technical footprint required for the assessment of teams and individuals in an operational environment.

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