Accession Number : AD1028193

Title :   Investigating Facial Electromyography as an Indicator of Cognitive Workload

Descriptive Note : Conference Proceedings

Corporate Author : Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Belcamp United States

Personal Author(s) : Mead,Jonathan ; Middendorf,Matt ; Gruenwald,Christina

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Report Date : 22 Feb 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Facial electromyography (fEMG) is an electromyographic measurement technique that has primarily been used as a tool for measuring affect, but previous experiments suggest that it also has the potential to help quantify cognitive workload. In the current study, two task-irrelevant facial muscles, corrugator supercilli and lateral frontalis, were monitored in real-time to determine whether they were sensitive to workload changes in a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) task environment. Real-time signal processing techniques were applied to derive the median amplitude and zero-crossing rate from windowed fEMG data.

Descriptors :   electromyography , facial muscles , remotely piloted vehicles , cognitive workload , military research , stress ( physiology)

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE