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Assessing Human Cognitive State in Real-World Environments: Senior Scientist Chairs Special Session at BIOSTEC

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

fNISR snesorDr. 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.

For more information on MEDIC or our other related capabilities, contact us.

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