Behavior Tracking Software Enhancement and Integration of a Feedback Module

Period of Performance: 01/01/2009 - 12/31/2009

$99.4K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Horizon Performance
121 Edinburgh S. Drive, Suite 214
Cary, NC 27511
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This Company is proposing to adapt a behavioral tracking program and feedback module specifically developed for the U.S. Army Special Forces for NASA human space exploration. To achieve this, this Company has developed a plan to identify the specific technical requirements needed to modify the software to properly operate with the NASA space program. This will include ensuring the software is unobtrusive, transparent to crews, requires minimal effort, and is compatible with NASA's current computing environment. Additionally, this Company intends to use a rigorous and methodical approach for identifying specific behavioral patterns that would indicate possible crewmember health issues. The current software product is designed to monitor a soldier's behavior in austere conditions relevant to the Special Forces Operating Environment. This project is proposing to enhance the current software's capabilities by redesigning the software to monitor behavior for NASA, accept and assimilate feeds from other software (e.g., biometric information), develop feedback tools, and generate customized reports to give flight surgeons pertinent information for making informed decisions about a crewmember's health.