CERF research team collaborated with several other researchers in the
Augmented Cognition Program to demonstrate the feasibility of simultaneous
data collection with various sensors such as EEG, fNIR, and cardiovascular
arousal instruments. We brought our eye-tracking equipment to their location
and tested multiple physiological measures simultaneously.
Dickson, Kit Pleydell-Pearce, QinetiQ, Ltd, Farnborough, UK.
We did an extensive single-subject case study with Blair Dickson
and his colleagues, using various tasks at the QinetiQ Farnborough, UK
facility. The cornerstone task of the study was a gauges task developed
by Professor Kit Pleydell-Pierce. The task consists of 40 1-minute trials,
with each trial having 45 seconds of action and 15 seconds of rest. The
eye data are very revealing, both in terms of point of gaze and of changes
in dilation. Our initial results show that we are finding substantial
EEG activity on tasks known to have high ICA. We are now planning two
studies to be carried out in November. Both studies will combine the ICA
with QinetiQ’s CogMon. The first study will test pilots on the flight
simulator and the second study will test recruited subjects on the compulsory
tasks used in the AugCog program.
Davenport, Jody Daniels, Gerry Mayer, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology
Laboratory on the USS Sea Shadow, San Diego, CA
We brought the eye-tracking equipment on board the USS Sea Shadow
as part of LMATL’s baseline testing for operator’s performance
during interruptions. This testing will be followed by additional testing
in November when LMATL installs its new software for managing interrupts.
This collaboration promises to be an important first test of how the ICA
can support the software development and evaluation process in an operational
Tucker, Electrical Geodesics, Eugene, Oregon & Mark St. John, Pacific
We carried out a set of planned experiments with Don Tucker at
Electrical Geodesics, Eugene, OR, using the Warship Commander Task developed
by Mark St. John and David Kobus, PSE. The objective was to test the feasibility
of collecting eye-tracking data simultaneously with the 256 channel EEG
SensorNet used by Electrical Geodesics. Our pilot study was successful
and we have planned a future study to investigate the extent to which
EEG sensors and the Index of Cognitive Activity reflect the same events
as they occur when an operator responds to the complex subtasks embedded
in the Warship Commander.
Berka, Advanced Brain Monitoring, Carlsbad, CA
This is a new collaborative undertaking between EyeTracking,
Inc. (commercial arm of CERF) and ABM. Our colleagues at ABM have developed
a wireless EEG system to detect four levels of alertness. They also have
a cognitive battery they have validated for many subjects under various
conditions of sleep deprivation. Together, we are combining the hardware
of our eye-tracking system with their EEG sensors to produce an integrated
Kinces, Daimler/Chrysler, Ulm, Germany
Presented a variety of projects they are undertaking, and demonstrated
some of their products which are already implemented in automobiles. Klaus
Mathiak shared a task that uses whole-head MEG to study hemispheric differences
in pre-attentive auditory encoding that we have implemented in our lab
and believe will be well suited for the AugCog compulsories.
St. John & David Kobus, Pacific Science & Engineering, San Diego,
We have met several times to discuss development of a test battery
for the Augmented Cognition Program. We have worked together in the past
and we have a very strong collaborative relationship. As they develop
components of their battery, we will test them in our lab.
Parra, Sarnoff Corporation & Jack Gelfand, Princeton University
Conducted joint research with Lucas Parra at Sarnoff Corporation
and Jack Gelfand at Princeton University using a set of planned experiments
that include the AugCog compulsory tasks. We explored the paradigms of
EEG measurement proposed by Lucas Parra as part of his AugCog research
effort. Working together, we will evaluate the feasibility of combining
ICA and the multiple EEG sensor data. We will investigate the extent to
which EEG sensors and the Index of Cognitive Activity reflect the same
events as they occur when an operator responds to the very simple cognitive
Lubin, Sarnoff Corporation, Princeton, NJ
Conducted joint research with Jeff Lubin at Sarnoff Corporation using
eye movement data and the Index of Cognitive Activity (ICA) to assist
his development of software tools that enhance attention on vigilance
Muth, Clemson University
We ran a full study with Eric Muth in his lab, testing 16 subjects on
a variety of tasks. The eye-tracking portion of the study was very successful.
We easily distinguished cognitive tasks from a resting task and a physical
Crosby, University of Hawaii
As a simple test of the ICA on someone else’s eye data, I evaluated
data from one subject in an experiment run by Martha Crosby several years
ago. The index performed very well; we were able to identify the easy
and difficult trials very clearly. As a further test, I adapted her paradigm
and tested an additional three people in my lab in San Diego.
EyeTracking with LMATL on USS Sea Shadow
EyeTracking with Electrical Geodesics SensorNet
EyeTracking with QinetiQ integrating EEG,EOG, ECG,GSR,
EyeTracking with Sarnoff, EEG and mobile phone?
USS Sea Shadow, photo courtesy Lockheed Martin
EyeTracking integrated with ABM wireless EEG at CERF/ETI