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Real-time bio-sensors for enhanced C2ISR operator performance
Author(s): James C. Miller
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Paper Abstract

The objectives of two Air Force Small Business research topics were to develop a real-time, unobtrusive, biological sensing and monitoring technology for evaluating cognitive readiness in command and control environments (i.e., console operators). We sought an individualized status monitoring system for command and control operators and teams. The system was to consist of a collection of bio-sensing technologies and processing and feedback algorithms that could eventually guide the effective incorporation of fatigue-adaptive workload interventions into weapon systems to mitigate episodes of cognitive overload and lapses in operator attention that often result in missed signals and catastrophic failures. Contractors set about determining what electro-physiological and other indicators of compromised operator states are most amenable for unobtrusive monitoring of psychophysiological and warfighter performance data. They proposed multi-sensor platforms of bio-sensing technologies for development. The sensors will be continuously-wearable or off-body and will not require complicated or uncomfortable preparation. A general overview of the proposed approaches and of progress toward the objective is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5797, Biomonitoring for Physiological and Cognitive Performance during Military Operations, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.602180
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James C. Miller, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5797:
Biomonitoring for Physiological and Cognitive Performance during Military Operations
John A. Caldwell; Nancy Jo Wesensten, Editor(s)

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