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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

An image of the handheld AI-Guide tool. it consists of a grey plastic device, with a small screen and a needle cartrige; a white ultrasound probe; and an orange application-specific guidewire cartridge.
Hemorrhage causes 90% of preventable battlefield deaths. AI-GUIDE is designed to address this issue by enabling medics to catheterize a major blood vessel, through which life-saving aid can be delivered, in a pre-hospital setting.
The Laboratory's advanced work in miniaturized electronics enabled the development of EnteroPhone™.
A wireless, ingestible device monitors heart and breathing rates by listening to the body's sounds and senses core temperature, all from within the gastrointestinal tract.
The commercial chest strap is equipped with the Laboratory-prototyped sensor hub. The sensor hub takes physiological measurements, which are used to estimate a strain index. This index indicates if the wearer is at risk for a heat-related illness.
New sensors that gather data on a soldier's physiological state can help prevent heat-related injuries.

Advancing Our Research

Featured Publications

AI-enabled, ultrasound-guided handheld robotic device for femoral vascular access

Dec 18
Biosensors, Vol. 11, No. 12, 18 December 2021, 522.

A neural network estimation of ankle torques from electromyography and accelerometry

Aug 26
IEEE Trans. Neural Syst. Rehabilitation Eng., Vol. 29, 2021, pp. 1624-33.


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