Screener Vigilance Detection Using Psychophysiological Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: N10PC20027
Agency Tracking Number: 0921196
Amount: $99,933.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Archinoetics, LLC
700 Bishop St., Suite 2000, Honolulu, HI, 96813-
Duns: 152357393
Hubzone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Chris Russell
 (808) 585-7439
 chris@archinoetics.com
Business Contact
 Traci Downs
Phone: (808) 382-0314
Email: traci@archinoetics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Screening is a repetitive and often monotonous task, involving long periods of vigilance despite low occurrences of threat. Because of the nature of this task and the high consequence if a threat is missed, a screener`s vigilance and avoidance of operation during fatigue are critical to their job effectiveness. This proposal describes an integrated solution to monitoring vigilance levels in airport security screeners. The proposed solution combines multiple psychophysiological sensors and measures with intelligent learning algorithms to classify levels of alertness. Physiologic data will be analyzed to evaluate the effectiveness of classification algorithms and to measure the saliency of the measures collected from the multiple sensors, with the ultimate goal of minimizing the sensors required for minimally invasive yet effective vigilance detection.

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