A prototype toolkit for sensing and modeling individual and team state

Bethany K. Bracken, Noa Palmon, Victoria Romero, Jonathan Pfautz, Nancy Cooke

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Abstract

Teams of individuals working together toward a common goal must be skilled at multi-tasking to perform their own work while maintaining shared attention across the team. Experimenters who study team performance can use cutting edge methods to assess physiological, neurophysiological, and behavioral underpinnings of optimal performance; however, this requires an adequate understanding of how these signals correlate with individual and team performance. We designed a toolkit to support experimenters in evaluating individual and team performance in a laboratory setting, in testing and validating models of performance, and in developing and validating augmentation strategies to improve performance. Our toolkit provides a framework that flexibly integrates current and emerging sensors. The data fusion tool fuses time-synchronized sensor data to assess performance. The model-building and execution toolset enables experimenters to choose previously entered models, adapt these models according to the current experiment, or develop new models to test. The real-time assessment tool enables experimenters to monitor the state of individual subjects and the team as a whole (e.g., stress, workload, focused attention) throughout the experiment, and how these states relate to performance. This information is then used by the real-time augmentation tool, which suggests augmentations to optimize that performance. Together, these tools provide a proof-of-concept prototype of a flexible modeling tool that would allow sensor inputs to be used to model and predict both individual and team performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages949-953
Number of pages5
Volume2014-January
ISBN (Print)9780945289456
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2014Oct 31 2014

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Other58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period10/27/1410/31/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Bracken, B. K., Palmon, N., Romero, V., Pfautz, J., & Cooke, N. (2014). A prototype toolkit for sensing and modeling individual and team state. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Vol. 2014-January, pp. 949-953). Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931214581199