Automatically traced axons in the densely packed hippocampus region of a mouse brain.

Human Health and Performance Systems

The Human Health & Performance Systems Group develops human-centered technologies to overcome operational challenges and to enhance human capability in domains of interest to national security. Our research programs focus on innovative and objective solutions in the areas of integrated wearable systems, human-machine teaming, enhanced communications, neurocognitive analytics, and medical technologies. Our group is highly interdisciplinary and includes scientific experts in physiology, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, biomechanics, computer science, linguistics, engineering, and physics. Our core technical competencies include system-level modeling and gap analysis, advanced sensing and signal processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, computational modeling, hardware and software prototyping, model-based systems engineering, and human data collection in laboratory and field environments.

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Featured Projects

A researcher tests a prototype ankle exoskeleton adapted with machine learning capabilities to adaptively and intelligently provide assistance.
STRIVE Center
Researchers at the STRIVE Center are developing a fluid, intuitive exoskeleton system to improve the technology’s use in operational environments.
A participant walks on the treadmill in a virtual hospital hallway while the platform applies a rotation perturbation.
STRIVE Center
Researchers at the STRIVE Center are improving methods for identifying the mechanisms underlying balance impairments in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
Model-Based Systems Engineering Analysis image of warfighter
systems engineering
We are developing a tool to evaluate the landscape of wearable sensors, algorithms, and technologies and apply them to warfighter health and performance monitoring.
A screenshot of the NetProf mobile interface shows two words (the Farsi word for capacity, and the Ukranian word for self-defense), with each word broken down by phoneme.
speech recognition
Powered by our automatic speech recognition technology, the Networked Pronunciation Feedback (NetProF) software application helps students practice pronunciation in foreign languages.
Psychological disorders have been shown to impact speech patterns. The PTSD screening tool will be able to detect these patterns and therefore inform military healthcare monitoring.
health
Psychological disorders have been shown to impact speech patterns. The PTSD screening tool will be able to detect these patterns and therefore inform military healthcare monitoring.

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In the Media
Jun 8
Research team members Matt Johnson and Laura Brattain test their new medical device on an artificial model of human tissue and blood vessels.
In the Media
May 31

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