Neurocognitive Patterns

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0105
Agency Tracking Number: O102-CR2-6041
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-CR2
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
 Webb Stacy
 VP, Technology and Aptima Fellow
 (781) 496-2437
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Research Institution
Modern military operations are increasingly complex and increasingly electronic, and this often has the effect of increasing operator workload; the systems have incorporated many technological developments, but they have not kept up with our increasing understanding of the cognitive capabilities of the operators themselves. Though there is a recently renewed, increased interest in establishing a system"s usability and utility during development in order to mitigate the increasing technology-workload mismatch, there are more dramatic possibilities for improvement. Neurocognitive Patterns one such possibility. It is a system that will combine neural signals, user behavior, and contextual knowledge to determine when a user has a goal, and what that goal is. It will plan ways to accomplish the goal, present them to the user, and execute the plan that the user chooses. Users will wear equipment to collect neural signals but will otherwise engage with their workstations in the normal manner.

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