Unobtrusive, wearable sensor array to collect actigraphy, ship motion, vibration, noise and temperature

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-C-0063
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-033-0107
Amount: $479,235.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T033
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
Pulsar Informatics Inc.
3401 Market Street, Suite 318, Philadelphia, PA, -
DUNS: 158273743
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Mollicone
 President
 (215) 520-2630
 Daniel@PulsarInformatics.com
Business Contact
 Matthew Wollen
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (215) 220-4252
Email: Matthew@PulsarInformatics.com
Research Institution
 Washington State University
 Hans V Dongen, Ph.D.
 P.O. Box 1495
Spokane, PA, 99210-
 (509) 358-7755
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This project will achieve an unobtrusive, wearable sensor array to collect environmental, physiological, and subjective measures associated with physical and cognitive fatigue. The proposed innovation, called the Warfighter Fatigue Data Acquisition System (WFDAS), will be an unobtrusive, modular sensor array to capture, synchronize, and download data related to: (1) actigraphy; (2) ship motion; (3) vibration levels; (4) noise levels; (5) ambient temperature; (6) light levels; and (7) subjective measures related to fatigue. Data will automatically download via USB or open source wireless communication protocols (e.g., Bluetooth) to a networked laptop or smart phone where it can be exported for analysis or integrated with secondary applications (e.g., HSI"experiment in a box"toolkit). This tool will streamline operational data acquisition and reduce the burden for study participants. The software may also be configured to enable study participants to"self-administer"performance measures for use when experimenters are not able to be present (e.g., live fire testing). This project is directly responsive to the stated ONR goal to enable development and validation of performance shaping algorithms to predict the impact of environmental stressors including temperature, vibration, motion, noise, light and fatigue on warfighter readiness.

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