Measuring situational awareness aptitude using functional near-infrared spectroscopy

Leanne Hirshfield, Mark Costa, Danushka Bandara, Sarah Bratt

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Abstract

Attempts have been made to evaluate people’s situational awareness (SA) in military and civilian contexts through subjective surveys, speed, and accuracy data acquired during SA target tasks. However, it is recognized in the SA domain that more systematic measurement is necessary to assess SA theories and applications. Recent advances in biomedical engineering have enabled relatively new ways to measure cognitive and physiological state changes, such as with functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). In this paper, we provide a literature review relating to SA and fNIRS and present an experiment conducted with an fNIRS device comparing differences in the brains between people with high and low SA aptitude. Our results suggest statistically significant differences in brain activity between the high SA group and low SA group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages244-255
Number of pages12
Volume9183
ISBN (Print)9783319208152
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event9th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, AC 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2015Aug 7 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9183
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other9th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, AC 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period8/2/158/7/15

Keywords

  • Brain measurement
  • FNIRS
  • HCI
  • Situational awareness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Hirshfield, L., Costa, M., Bandara, D., & Bratt, S. (2015). Measuring situational awareness aptitude using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 9183, pp. 244-255). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9183). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20816-9_24