Cognitive Technologies for Teams 711HPW/RHCPT
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN PERFORMANCE WING (711TH) HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE
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The mission of the Cognitive Technology for Teams CTT research program is to conduct research and development that enhances the Air Forces capability to support teams that are effective, resilient, and adaptable within the context of command and control C2. The program provides science and technology leadership in two areas, a the development and assessment of collaborative interfaces to extend the effectiveness of battle managers working within a network-centric framework, and b the development of new metrics for assessing team workload and performance. To this end the program conducts applied research within two laboratories. The Collaborative Technology Testbed permits the systematic evaluation of advanced collaboration interface technologies, data visualization tools, and multi-modal interface technologies and their effects on team performance, communication effectiveness, shared situation awareness, and decision effectiveness. Experiments in this lab typically employ high-fidelity simulated work environments for human-in-the-loop experimentation. The Augmented Team Workload Assessment Lab is designed to explore the application of physiologic-based operator state assessment technology to the objective, online measurement of team states such as mental workload, stress, and fatigue. Research in this lab is focused on the development and validation of theory-driven, innovative subjective and behavioral metrics for characterizing individual and team workload and development of robust physiological indices of team workload, with a particular interest in minimally invasive measures such as EEG, EOG, ECG eye movement data and cerebral hemodynamics. Current research directions for the CTT program will be discussed.
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