Dr. Bethany Bracken, Senior Scientist at from Charles River Analytics Inc., will chair a special session on assessing human cognitive state at BIOSTEC 2018, the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies. Five co-located conferences are part of BIOSTEC, bringing together researchers and practitioners in biology and medicine. BIOSTEC 2018 will take place from January 19-21, in Funchal, Portugal.
Dr. Bracken organized and will chair the session, Assessing Human Cognitive State in Real-World Environments. Topics include:
- Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to assess cognitive performance of UAV sensor operators
- Using fNIRS for evaluation of mental workload and training
- Measuring immersion in experiences with biosensors
Dr. Bracken will also discuss Charles River’s unobtrusive system to Monitor, Extract, and Decode Indicators of Cognitive Workload (MEDIC) in real-world environments. Charles River and its partner, PLUX, recently announced the release of an fNIRS device that measures brain blood oxygenation and cardiac information.
Learn more about Dr. Bracken’s presentation: Comparison of a Custom Functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy Sensor, a Peripheral SpO2 Sensor, and a Standard Laboratory Sensor (Biopac) for RR-Interval Assessment.
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About Charles River Analytics: Since 1983, Charles River Analytics has been delivering intelligent systems that transform our customers' data into mission-relevant tools and solutions to support critical assessment and decision-making. Charles River continues to grow its technology, customer base, and strategic alliances through research and development programs for the DoD, DHS, NASA, and the Intelligence Community. We address a broad spectrum of mission areas and functional domains, including sensor and image processing, situation assessment and decision aiding, human systems integration, cyber security, human-robot interaction, and robot localization and automation. These efforts have resulted in a series of successful products that support continued growth in our core R&D contracting business, as well as the commercial sector. Charles River became an employee-owned company in 2012, to set the stage for the next-generation of innovation, service, and growth.