Integration of socio-physiological sensors to estimate team functional state in mobile command and control

Teams in crisis management operate in uncertainty and time pressure conditions, which severely constrain team performance. Systems capable of detecting critical levels of cognitive functioning could help teams to adapt better to the situation they face by allowing an intelligent re-allocation of tasks across agents. Traditionally, adaptive systems are based on the operator behavioral response (such as performance). However, using advanced human sensing tools, we can assess the operator functional state to anticipate human error (i.e., recognize states with high error probabilities), allowing teams to take preventive actions as opposed to reactive actions. This internship aims to support Thales’s efforts in developing a multi-sensor platform for the support of emergency response personnel.

Mark Parent
Faculty Supervisor: 
Sebastien Tremblay