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Title: Apparatuses and methods of determining if a person operating equipment is experiencing an elevated cognitive load

Abstract

A method of, and apparatus for, determining if a person operating equipment is experiencing an elevated cognitive load, wherein the person's use of a device at a first time is monitored so as to set a baseline signature. Then, at a later time, the person's use of the device is monitored to determine the person's performance at the second time, as represented by a performance signature. This performance signature can then be compared against the baseline signature to predict whether the person is experiencing an elevated cognitive load.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1184765
Patent Number(s):
9,055,905
Application Number:
13/414,107
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Mar 07
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; 42 ENGINEERING; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Watkins, Michael L., Keller, Paul Edwin, and Amaya, Ivan A. Apparatuses and methods of determining if a person operating equipment is experiencing an elevated cognitive load. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Watkins, Michael L., Keller, Paul Edwin, & Amaya, Ivan A. Apparatuses and methods of determining if a person operating equipment is experiencing an elevated cognitive load. United States.
Watkins, Michael L., Keller, Paul Edwin, and Amaya, Ivan A. Tue . "Apparatuses and methods of determining if a person operating equipment is experiencing an elevated cognitive load". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1184765.
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