Monitoring the Warfighter

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,984.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAMD17-03-C-0036
Award Id:
61262
Agency Tracking Number:
O022-0181
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
387 Technology Drive, College Park, MD, 20742
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128374548
Principal Investigator:
Corinna Lathan
President & CEO
(301) 405-0156
lathan@alum.mit.edu
Business Contact:
Carl Pompei
Executive Vice-President
(301) 405-0156
cpompei@anthrotronix.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
"The goal of this Phase 1 proposal is to examine the technical feasibility of a cognitive performance self-assessment wearable computer system for operational deployment. We will use the standardized and validated software for assessment of cognitiveperformance, ANAM - Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics, which is a set of computer administered and scored tests of cognitive processing efficiency. An ANAM testbed will be developed that can evaluate commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) anddeveloping technologies. We will then evaluate the technical feasibility of the major system components - Speech input and control, visual and auditory display, and alternative input devices. Human factors issues will be addressed through a user-centereddesign process including initial and final design reviews by an expert panel, focus groups with potential system users, and laboratory based usability tests. AnthroTronix, Incorporated, has extensive experience developing advanced human-computer interfacefor a variety of military operational environments and has assembled a world class group of consultants to act as our expert panel. The system identified in Phase 1 will be developed and tested in Phase 2 and expanded in Phase 3 to include other militaryand consumer applications. People who are experiencing a transient cognitive impairment (because of fatigue or sleep loss, illness or medication, etc.) may be error prone in situations that tax

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