Screener Vigilance Detection Using Psychophysiological Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,933.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N10PC20027
Award Id:
90007
Agency Tracking Number:
0921196
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
700 Bishop St., Suite 2000, Honolulu, HI, 96813-
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
152357393
Principal Investigator:
Chris Russell
(808) 585-7439
chris@archinoetics.com
Business Contact:
Traci Downs
(808) 382-0314
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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