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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0106
Agency Tracking Number: O102-CR1-6030
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-CR1
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Camilla Knott
 Cognitive Scientist
 (937) 306-7760
 ccknott@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Email: mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institution
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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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