|Proposal Title:||EEG and Eye Tracking-based Measures for Enhanced Screener Training|
|Topic Title:||Enhancing Training Effectiveness through Cognitive State Assessment|
|Organization:||Quantum Applied Science & Research, Inc.|
|Address:||5754 Pacific Center Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92121-4206
|Abstract:||QUASAR, EyeTracking Inc. (ETI), and Safe Passage International (SPI) will define a closed-loop training system that incorporates EEG and eye tracking technologies to improve Transportation Safety Officer (TSO) training efficiency and effectiveness. To minimize the implementation risk of the Phase II system demonstration, in Phase I the team will: 1. Measure the ability of EEG- and eye-tracking/pupillometry-based gauges to distinguish between trainees in early and late stages of computer-based training, and as compared with expert screeners. 2. Use these validated metrics to define concrete training paradigms to enhance screener training programs. 3. Generalize these paradigms to develop a training system for the broader skill set of TSOs, and that includes a user model describing how the various components will function and interact with both instructors and trainees. The resultant system will be built in a modular framework based on task decomposition of each stage of a training process and its related brain-based measurements and mitigations. As such the model generation framework will be generalizable to diverse training paradigms|
|Period of Performance:||11/01/2009 - 08/15/2010|