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AnthroTronix, Inc. | Date: 2015-01-13

Embodiments of the invention relate to cognitive performance and/or psychological assessment of a subject. Measurement of behavioral status and cognitive efficiency is based upon batteries of tests that include a combination of cognitive and/or psychological tests. A module is provided with a processing unit in communication with memory to administer the cognitive and/or psychological tests and to compute an assessment. Results of the assessment are conveyed on a visual display of the module. In some cases, additional sensor data may be added to the assessment.

AnthroTronix, Inc. | Date: 2015-10-15

Embodiments of the invention relate to a calibration device for interaction with a cognitive assessment device, employing the calibration device as a quality control device for interaction with the assessment device, and the calibration device in combination with the assessment device for every assessment. The calibration device includes at least two sensors for measurement of light and pressure. As the calibration device interfaces with the assessment device, or an alternative secondary device, both light intensity and capacitance are applied to test reaction time. Latencies associated with reaction time testing are detected, and thereafter are applied to assessment output.

Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Navy | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 739.19K | Year: 2016

The overall goal of the INTERACT Phase II effort is to demonstrate the technical feasibility of integrating advanced multimodal interface technologies and advanced embedded performance assessment metrics within current and emergent naval engineering maintenance VE training platforms. Our advanced interface technologies will support visual, auditory, haptic, and olfactory modalities and our advanced embedded assessments will measure cognitive, perceptual, and psychomotor skills. The integration of these interfaces and assessments will be guided by the long-term (i.e., Phase II) goal of optimizing the training experience for acquisition and sustainment of naval engineering maintenance skills. This effort seeks to identify requisite skills and advanced science and technology tools to support training, retention, and assessment of these skills within immersive VEs, as well as mobile (tablet-based) tools for use in operational environments.

Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Navy | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 350.56K | Year: 2014

This Subsequent Phase II Proposal is an extension of Phase II contract N00014-11-C-0420. The overall objective of the proposed Subsequent Phase II effort is to develop and provide initial validation for a mobile training platform and framework that will support optimized refresher training for a variety of medical skills. Maintenance of specialized skills during periods of nonuse presents a significant problem within the military medical domain, and there is currently an alarming lack of research and development to support scientifically-grounded retraining pedagogy for such complex skills. Leveraging surgical skill decay research and a prototype glove-based training interface developed under the initial SBIR effort, this effort seeks to develop and validate a Surgical Skills Training and Assessment Instrument (SUSTAIN) mobile app platform, which will enable psychomotor and cognitive skills to be trained and assessed in isolation, as well as in conjunction with multi-dimensional skill components. Additionally, this interface will support interactive instruction, providing additional engagement and motivation, which is lacking in many mobile and web-based training curricula. Options are proposed to transition this technology and extend this capability to the domain of Combat Casualty Care.

Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Navy | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 468.38K | Year: 2014

The primary objective of the MUSTER Phase II effort will be to develop, validate, and transition the PASS MUSTER technology to predict, diagnose, and mitigate motion-induced performance degradation within Naval and Marine Corps operational environments. Pursuant to this effort, the following technical objectives are proposed: Objective 1: Complete development and validation of predictive questionnaires and scoring algorithms; Objective 2: Complete development and validation of multi-modal diagnostic hardware; data synchronization, fusion, and visualization software; and diagnostic algorithms; Objective 3: Complete design and development of 3 mitigation technology platforms; Objective 4: Conduct experimental comparison of mitigation technology platforms; and Objective 5: Work with transition partners to establish technology transition agreement.

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