Design and Development of a Prototype Heads-up Display that Supports Context-aware, Semi-automated, Hands-free Medical Documentation

McGeorge, N., Latiff, S., Muller, C., Dong, L., Chewning, C., Friedson-Trujillo, D., and Kane, S. International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, HFES, 2021, Virtual Symposium. Military and civilian medical personnel across all echelons of medical care play a critical role in evaluating, caring for, and treating casualties. Accurate medical documentation is […]

The Sociospatial Factors of Death: Analyzing Effects of Geospatially-distributed Variables in a Bayesian Mortality Model for Hong Kong

Alshaabi, T.1,2,4, Dewhurst, D.1,2,3, Bagrow, J.1,5, Dodds, P.1,2,4, Danforth, C.1,2,5 PLoS ONE 16(3): e0247795 (March 2021) Human mortality is in part a function of multiple socioeconomic factors that differ both spatially and temporally. Adjusting for other covariates, the human lifespan is positively associated with household wealth. However, the extent to which mortality in a geographical […]

Exploring the Complexities of Trauma Care Flow and Documentation

Patel, D.1, Pruitt, Z.1, Romero Barrientos, R.1, McEwen, T.2, Metzger, M.2, and Fong, A.1 The Human Factors 64th International Annual Meeting (October 2020).  Trauma care is complex as severe injuries happen unexpectedly, may not immediately present symptoms, and may require assessment by multiple providers to improve outcomes. This work aims to explore the complexities of […]

Designing Serious Games to Train Medical Team Skills

McDermott, A., Niehaus, J., and Weyhrauch, P. Virtual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (vI/ITSEC) (November 2020) More access to effective medical team training across the DoD can significantly improve patient outcomes and save lives (Hughes et al., 2016). The DoD and medical communities need implementations of team training protocols that do not require extensive time […]

Performance Assessment in a Virtual Simulation for Integrated Austere Medical Operations Training

Bauchwitz, B.1, Makivic, M.1, Manning, W.1, Niehaus, J.1, Broach, J.2, Lancette, P.2,3, Garrison, C.4, Ritter, F.4, and Weyhrauch, P.1 Virtual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (vI/ITSEC) (November 2020) The DoD is preparing for future austere environments where it will not be possible to sustain the current level of medical operations across the chain of […]

Development of Human-Out-of-the-Loop Participant Recruitment, Data Collection, Data Handling, and Participant Management System

Bracken, B.1, Potoczny-Jones, I.2, Wolcott, J.2, Raffaele, E.2, Woodward, L.2, Gogoel, C.3, Kiourtis, N.3, Schulte, B.3, Arean, P.4, and Farry, M.1 Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (November 2020) Most human subjects research requires data collection by contacting local participants who visit a research site. This is costly, time-consuming, and decreases subject […]

Continuous Cognitive Workload Assessment and Combined Metrics of Performance in the Multi-Attribute Task Battery

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Bracken, B.1, Endsley, M.2, Tobyne, S.1, Leather, C.1, and Farry, M.1 Presented at the 11th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference (AHFE), San Diego, CA (July 2020) Neurophysiological correlates of cognitive workload (e.g., changes in brain blood oxygenation) are detectable with minimally-invasive wearable sensors including functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). When cognitive […]

Evaluation of a New Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Sensor, the fNIRS Explorer™, and Software to Assess Cognitive Workload During Ecologically Valid Tasks

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Bracken, B.1, Houssan, C.2, Broach, J.2, Milsten, A.2, Leather, C.1, Tobyne, S.1, Winder, A.1, and Farry, M.1 Presented at BIOSTEC 2020, 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, Valletta, Malta (February 2020) Medical personnel and first responders are often deployed to dangerous environments where their success at saving lives depends on their ability to […]

A Human Factors Approach to Networked Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Interactions with Physiologically-Driven Believable Agents

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Kingsley, C. and Jenkins, M. 2019 Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) International Conference, Washington, DC (July 2019) Charles River Analytics has been leading numerous research and development efforts within the Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) domains, collectively Extended Reality (XR), including an exploration of the human factors considerations for […]

A Toolkit to Help Integrate Humans with Virtual Environments, Intelligent Simulations (FSMs), and Artificial Cognitive Systems (NPCs)

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Kingsley, C. and Jenkins, M. Proceedings of the 2019 Intelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI) International Conference, San Diego, CA (February 2019) Charles River Analytics is developing an open-source, Unity-based Extended Reality (XR) SDK for development of immersive simulations, currently focused on medical simulations. Our work-to-date has focused on integrating humans into virtual environments through enhanced […]

Targeting Separate Specific Learning Parameters Underlying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Improve Perceptual Judgments of Anger

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Lynn, S.1, Bui, E.2, Hoeppner, S.2, O’Day, E.3, Palitz, S.3, Barnett, L.4, and Simon, N.5 Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Volumne 65 (2019) Background and objectives: Anxiety disorders are characterized by biased perceptual judgment. An experimental model using simple verbal instruction to target specific decision parameters that influence perceptual judgment was developed to […]

Neutral Face and Complex Object Neurophysiological Processing Deficits in Long-Term Schizophrenia and in First Hospitalized Schizophrenia-Spectrum Individuals

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Salisbury, D.1, Krompinger, J.2,  Lynn, S.3, Onitsuka, T.2, and McCarley, R.2 International Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 140 (2019) Background: Face processing is impaired in long-term schizophrenia as indexed by a reduced face-related N170 event-related potential (ERP) that corresponds with volumetric decreases in right fusiform gyrus. Impairment in face processing may constitute an object-specific deficit in schizophrenia that relates […]

How to Develop New Biosignals Based Products: PLUX Approach to Design New Products Based on Human Biosignals

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Plux Wireless Signals and Bracken, B. Access to human physiological, neurophysiological, and behavioral signals (biosignals) can revolutionize health solutions, scientific research across multiple fields, and everyday interaction between the digital and human worlds (e.g., through the internet of things, “smart” technologies, smartphone apps). One of the earliest capabilities to extract biosignals from humans were ECG recordings. Since then technology […]

Physiological Indices of Challenge and Threat: A Data-Driven Investigation of Autonomic Nervous System Reactivity During an Active Coping Stressor Task

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Wormwood, J.1, Khan, Z.2, Siegel, E.3,  Lynn, S.4, Dy, J.2, Barrett, K.2, and Quigley, K2. Psychophysiology (August 2019) We utilized a data‐driven, unsupervised machine learning approach to examine patterns of peripheral physiological responses during a motivated performance context across two large, independent data sets, each with multiple peripheral physiological measures. Results revealed that patterns of […]

Psychological Impact of Mass Violence Depends on Affective Tone of Media

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Wormwood, J.1, Lin, Y.2, Lynn, S.3 4, Barrett L.4 5, and Quigley, K.4 6 PLOS ONE 14(4): e0213891 (April 2019) Exposure to media coverage of mass violence has been shown to predict poorer mental health symptomology. However, it is unknown whether such media coverage can have ubiquitous effects on average community members, extending to biological and […]

Use of a Portable Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) System to Examine Team Experience During Crisis Event Management in Clinical Simulations

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Xu, J.1, Slagle, J.2, Banerjee, A.3, Bracken, B.4, and Weinger, M.5 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (05 March 2019) Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the utilization of a portable functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) system, the fNIRS PioneerTM, to examine team experience in high-fidelity simulation-based crisis event management (CEM) training for anesthesiologists in operating rooms. Background: Effective […]

Application of the DeepSense Deep Learning Framework to Determination of Activity Context from Smartphone Data

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Bracken, B., Manjunath, S., German, S., Monnier, C., and Farry, M. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, Volume 63, Issue 1, Pages 792-796 (November 2019) Current methods of assessing health are infrequent, costly, and require advanced medical equipment. 92% of US adults carry mobile phones, and 77% carry smartphones with advanced sensors (Smith, 2017). […]

Characterizing the Limits of Visual Field Augmentation in Augmented Reality: Psychophysical Foundations for Design and Mode Transition Acclimation Strategies

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Jenkins, M., Kingsley, C., and Flowers, B.A. Panel Presentation at the 22nd Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference, New Orleans, LA (March 2019) The impact of augmented reality displays on the human perceptual system will vary across headsets. Because of this, the display used for any solution should be selected with an awareness of the interaction between the […]

Modeling Framework Used to Analyze and Describe Junctional Tourniquet Skills

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Bauchwitz, B.1, Curley, T.1, Kwan, C.2, Niehaus, J.1, Pugh., C.2, and Weyhrauch, P.1 Military Medicine, Volume 184, Issue Supplement 1, Pages 347–360 (March-April 2019) Medical educators have acknowledged the importance of simulation training in developing procedural skills. While simulation training in other disciplines has benefitted from evaluations of users’ skill acquisition, the majority of medical training […]

A Computer-Based Tutor to Teach Nursing Trauma Care that Works as an Adjunct to High Fidelity Simulation

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Garrison, C.1, Ritter, F. E.2, Bauchwitz, B.3, Neihaus, J.3, and Weyhrauch, P.3 Presented at the 19th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Antonio, TX (January 2019) Introduction: Educators are challenged to prepare nurses to care for low volume, high acuity clinical problems such as trauma. It is difficult to provide learners with hands-on practice without compromising the quality of […]

Automation Support using non-Invasive Measures of Operator Vocalization (ASIMOV)

Elkin-Frankston, S.1, Leather, C.1, Bracken, B.1, and van Mersbergen, M.2 To be presented at the 11th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics (ICVPB 2018), East Lansing, MI (July 2018). Heightened states of arousal can be investigated using electroglottography (EGG) contact quotient, as well as other measures of vocalization, such as surface laryngeal electromyography (sEMG), […]

Strengthening Health and Improving Emotional Defenses (SHIELD)

Elkin-Frankston, S., Wollocko, A., and Niehaus, J. In: Schmorrow D., Fidopiastis C. (eds) Augmented Cognition: Users and Contexts. AC 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10916. Springer, Cham (03 June 2018) Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, and meditation can be used to gain more control of how individuals respond to stressful situations. While these techniques are becoming […]

Development of Virtual Simulations for Medical Team Training: An Evaluation of Key Features

Howe, J.1, Puthumana, J.1, Hoffman, D.1, Kowalski, R.1, Weldon, D.1, Miller, K.1, Weyhrauch, P.2, Niehaus, J.2, Bauchwitz2, B., McDermott, A.2, and Ratwani, R.1 Poster presentation for the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, Boston, MA (March 2018) Teamwork is an important factor in reducing medical errors and increasing clinical efficiency. Medical […]

Using Design to Connect Patients, Providers, and Researchers: A Cognitive Assessment and Monitoring Platform for Integrative Research (CAMPFIRE)

Jacobs, P., Anello, D., and Elkin-Frankston, S. Presented at the International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Orlando, FL (July 2018). There is a substantial need for an accessible suite of cognitive tests to assess and monitor signs of chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment during the treatment and survivorship phases of the cancer control continuum. […]

Design of a Multimodal Interface Solution to Facilitate Nonmedical User Mediation of TBI Screening Using Virtual Reality

Presented at the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, Boston, MA (March 2018). Vestibular dysfunction (VD) commonly accompanies traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Assessments of VD are currently only conducted in clinical settings by highly trained medical professionals (e.g., otolaryngologists). These professionals use either: (1) subjective assessments requiring specific expertise to expose […]

Modeling Perceptual Judgement in Believable Agents: A Signal Detection Approach

Lynn, S.1, Curley, T.2, and Weyhrauch, P.1 Presented at the joint annual meetings of the Society for Mathematical Psychology and the International Conference on Cognitive Modelling, Madison, WI (July 2018). A Warfighter in a combat environment is expected to continuously search his or her visual field to maintain situational awareness. Misidentification of relevant stimuli, such […]

Predict and Analyze Novel and Emerging Diseases Enabled by Models of Infection Conditions

Prue, B.1, Voge, J.1, Mara, J.1, Wollocko, A.1, and Mekaru, S.2 Poster presentation at the International Conference of Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2018), Las Vegas, NV (July 2018) Incidents of infectious disease pose serious threats to armed forces worldwide, risking the success of critical operations and the deaths of Warfighters. Force medical personnel require support to […]

Predict and Analyze Novel and Emerging Diseases Enabled by Models of Infection Conditions

Prue, B.1, Voge, J.1, Mara, J.1, Wollocko, A.1, and Mekaru, S.2 Poster presentation at the International Conference of Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2018), Las Vegas, NV (July 2018) Incidents of infectious disease pose serious threats to armed forces worldwide, risking the success of critical operations and the deaths of Warfighters. Force medical personnel require support to […]

Reduced Interference in Working Memory Following Mindfulness Training is Associated with Increases in Hippocampal Volume

Greenberg, J., Romero, V., Elkin-Frankston, S., Bezdek, M., Schumacher, E., and Lazar, S. In Brain Imaging and Behavior, Springer US, 1931-7565 (2018). Proactive interference occurs when previously relevant information interferes with retaining newer material. Overcoming proactive interference has been linked to the hippocampus and deemed critical for cognitive functioning. However, little is known about whether and how this ability […]

No Evidence of Cognitive Improvement following tDCS-enhanced Mindfulness Meditation or Game-Based Brain Training

Elkin-Frankston, S.1, Lieberman, G.2,3,4,5, Guarino, S.1, Eusebi, L.1, Bezdek, M.6, Hunter, M.2,3, Lazar, S.7, Witkiewitz, K.2, Clark, V.2,3, Schumacher, E.6, and Romero, V.1 The 4th Annual BRAIN Initiatve Investigators Meeting, Rockville, MD (April 2018). Measures of fluid intelligence are highly predictive of performance across a wide range of contexts, including academic performance and career success, […]

Development and Refinement of a Portable, Durable, Rugged Functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Device

Bracken, B.1, Silva, F.2, Pacheco, M.2, deB Frederick, B.3, Palmon, N.1, and Leather, C.1 To be presented at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Kissimmee, FL (August 2018) Background: Army medic training often includes high-fidelity simulations. Trainers currently infer competence by observation alone—a challenging task. Assessing cognitive workload using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) when individuals are seated […]

Development and Validation of a Portable, Durable, Rugged Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Device

Bracken, B.1, Festa, E.2, Sun, H.2, Leather, C.1, Strangman, G.3, Palmon, N.1, Silva, F.4, Pacheco, M.4, and deB Frederick, B.5 Presented at the International Neuroergonomics Conference, Philadelphia, PA (June 2018) Background Assessing cognitive workload using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) in labs is well established. Increased workload corresponds with increase in prefrontal blood oxygenation (HbO2) correlated with […]

Development and Refinement of a Portable, Durable, Rugged Functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Device

Bracken, B.1, Festa, E.2, Sun, H.2, Leather, C.1, Strangman, G.3, Palmon, N.1, Pacheco, M.4, Silva, F.4, and deB Frederick, B.5 Presented at the 2018 Brain Health and Performance Summit, Columbus, OH (April 2018) Army medic training often includes high-fidelity simulations. Trainers currently infer competence by observation alone—a challenging task. Assessing cognitive workload using functional near-infrared […]

Modeling and Comparing Nurse and Physician Trauma Assessment Skills

Bauchwitz, B., Niehaus, J., and Weyhrauch, P. Military Medicine, Volume 183, Issue suppl_1, 1 March 2018, Pages 47–54 (April 2018). Medical providers must master a large number of complicated tasks to deliver quality care and minimize unwanted clinical outcomes. In order to optimally train these tasks, medical training systems would benefit from models of skill […]

Development of Screen-based Simulation Content for Training and Assessing Trauma Nursing Proficiency

Bauchwitz, B.1, Jastrzembski, T.2, Millwater, T.2, Gunzelmann, G.2, Niehaus, J.1, and Weyhrauch, P.1 Presented at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Kissimmee, FL (August 2018) Background: Trauma care is crucial to the DoD, but current training may be non-optimal. Military medical providers typically receive classroom instruction in courses such as the Trauma Nurse Core Course […]

Thematic Issues in Analysis and Visualization of Hospital Emergency Department Patient Flow

Bauchwitz1, B., Lynn1, S., Weyhrauch1, P., Ratwani2, R., Mosby2, D., Howe2, J., and Niehaus1, J. Poster presentation for the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, Boston, MA (March 2018) Bottlenecks in patient care within the emergency department (ED) are a growing concern for hospitals around the country. Most trauma centers operate […]

Comparison of a Custom Functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy Sensor, a Peripheral SpO2 Sensor, and a Standard Laboratory Sensor (Biopac) for RR-Interval Assessment

Bracken, B.1, Amazeen, G.2, Likens, A.2, Demir, M.2, and Gibbons, C.2 Presented at the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2018), Funchal, Portugal (January 2018) Across many careers, individuals face alternating periods of high and low cognitive workload which can impair cognitive function and undermine job performance. We have designed and […]

A System to Monitor, Extract, and Decode Indicators of Cognitive Workload (MEDIC) in Realistic, High-motion Environments

Bracken, B.1, Elkin-Frankston, S.1, Palmon, N.1, deB Frederick, B.2 Presented at the Military Health System Research Symposium, Kissimmee, FL (August 2017). Background Army medic training often includes high-fidelity simulations. Trainers currently infer competence by observation alone—a challenging task. We designed a system to continuously monitor physiological proxies for cognitive workload to augment performance observations. Assessing cognitive […]

Modeling Junctional Tourniquet Skills from Empirical Data

Bauchwitz, B.1, Kwan, C.2, Curley, T.3 Niehaus, J.1, Pugh, C.2, and Weyhrauch, P.1 Presented at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Kissimmee FL (August 2017) Background The control of junctional hemorrhage, a serious life-threatening issue facing combat personnel, has benefited from recent technological advances such as the development of the SAM® Junctional Tourniquet (SJT) and Abdominal […]

A System to Monitor Cognitive Workload in Naturalistic, High-motion Environments

Bracken, B.1, Elkin-Frankston, S.1, Palmon, N1, Farry, M.1, and deB Frederick, B.2 Presented at the 1st International Symposium on Human Mental Workload: Models and Applications (H-WORKLOAD 2017), Dublin, Ireland (June 2017) Across many careers, individuals face alternating periods of high and low attention and cognitive workload can impair cognitive function and undermine job performance. We have […]

An Unobtrusive System to Measure, Assess, and Predict Cognitive Workload in Real-world Environments

Bracken, B., Palmon, N., Elkin-Frankston, S., Irvin, S., Jenkins, M., and Farry, M. Keynote presented at BIOSTEC 2017, the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, Porto, Portugal (February 2017) Across many careers, individuals face alternating periods of high and low attention and cognitive workload, which can result in impaired cognitive functioning and […]

A Toolkit to Assist Researchers to More Efficiently Conduct Experiments Assessing Human State

Bracken, B., Palmon, N., Koelle, D., and Farry, M. Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Annual Meeting, Austin, TX (October 2017) For teams to perform effectively, individuals must focus on their own tasks, while simultaneously maintaining awareness of other team members. Researchers studying and attempting to optimize performance of teams as well as […]

Cognitive Assessment and Monitoring Platform For Integrative Research (CAMPFIRE)

Elkin-Frankston, S. Presented at the 2017 HealthMeasures User Conference, Chicago, IL (September 2017) Over 14.5 million individuals in the United States today either live with or have a history of cancer (American Cancer Society, 2016). Thanks to rapid advances in cancer treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and other targeted biological therapies, an estimated 19 million cancer […]

Strengthening Health and Improving Emotional Defenses (SHIELD)

Elkin-Frankston, S., Niehaus, J., and Wollocko, A. Presented at the Second Annual Global Brain Health and Performance Summit, Columbus, Ohio (April 2017) The psychological stress experienced by Marines has a profound impact on health and performance that reaches beyond the individual; it affects job performance, interactions with family and peers. The DoD has devoted substantial resources […]

Virtual Patient Simulation with Objective Metrics for Primary and Secondary Trauma Assessment

Weyhrauch, P.1, Niehaus, J.1, Bauchwitz, B.1, Broach, J.2, Lancette, P.J.2,3, and Ritter, F.E.4 Presented at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Kissimmee FL (August 2017) Background One commonly used approach to training trauma assessment and other emergency medicine skills is simulation-based training, allowing trainees to practice their skills with simulated patient scenarios. This approach often […]

Cognitive Control and Neuroeconomics

Winecoff, A. and Huettel, S.     In T. Egner (Ed.), The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Control. West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (2017). The field of neuroeconomics aims to answer questions related to the neural mechanisms of reward function, decision making, risk and uncertainty processing in both social and non-social situations. Though neuroeconomics shares common […]

Objective Sensor-based Feedback Improves Performance of Skill in Applying Junctional Hemorrhage Control Devices

Bauchwitz, B.1, Kwan, C.2, Niehaus, J.1, Pugh, C.2, and Weyhrauch, P.1 Presented at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Kissimmee FL (August 2017) Background Junctional and inguinal bleeding from battlefield injuries is a significant and challenging problem. Inventors have developed new devices, such as the SAM® Junctional Tourniquet (SJT) to address these injuries. While several […]

SPIDER: New Technology for Constructing Sociometric Networks from Personal Network Data

Hopkins, C.1, Young, A.2,and Borgatti, S.2 Presented at the XXXVI Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Newport Beach, CA (April 2016) During the past two decades, there has been a surge in the number of studies applying social network analysis (SNA) to the study of infectious disease transmission. The mapping of […]

A Health Belief Model Approach to Men’s Assessment of a Novel Long-acting Contraceptive

King1, A., Kaighobadi2, F., and Winecoff3, A. Cogent Medicine, 3(1), 1250320 We investigated predictors of men’s attitudes towards and intent to use Vasalgel™, a long-acting reversible male contraceptive under development. The health belief model (HBM), with additional constructs of interpersonal factors and social norms, provided the framework. Heterosexual men (N = 146) living in Upstate New York (age: […]

Assessment and Diagnosis of Vestibular Indicators of Soldier Operational Readiness (ADVISOR)

Wollocko, A., Jenkins, M., Farry, M., and Irvin, S. Presented at the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Shaping the Future, San Diego, CA (April 2016) Soldiers who suffer a potentially concussive injury or barotrauma need accurate, timely, in-theater assessment of symptoms. Often this initial assessment and diagnosis must be conducted by first-level […]

Virtual Reality System for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Vestibular Indicators of Soldier Operational Readiness (ADVISOR)

Wollocko, A., Jenkins, M., Irvin, S., and Farry, M. Presented at NextMed / Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR), Los Angeles, CA (April 2016) Soldiers who suffer a potentially concussive injury or barotrauma need accurate, timely, in-theater assessment of symptoms. Often this initial assessment and diagnosis must be conducted by first-level responders who attempt to assess vestibular symptoms […]

Migrating Real-World Stimulus to Controlled Virtual Reality Environments: Lessons Learned from Transitioning Medical Diagnostic Assessments to the Virtual Realm

Wollocko, A., Jenkins, M., and Farry, M. Presented at the 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2016), Orlando, FL (July 2016) Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) capabilities are becoming ubiquitous, with many traditional challenges (e.g., jitter, screen door effects, cost) being overcome as a result of major investments from consumer gaming […]

Demonstration of an Adaptable Toolkit for the Assessment and Augmentation of Performance by Teams in Real Time (ADAPTER)

Bracken1, B., Palmon1, N., Elkin-Frankston1, E., and Cooke2, N. Presented at the Global Health and Performance Summit, Columbus, OH (May 2016) Teams of individuals must multitask to perform their own work while maintaining shared attention across their teammates. Experimenters who study teams use advanced methods to understand physiological, neurophysiological, and behavioral correlates of individual and team performance, […]

Second Validation of a System to Monitor, Extract, and Decode Indicators of Cognitive Workload (MEDIC)

Bracken, B.1, Negri, A.1, Amazeen, P.3,  Likens, A.3, Fedele, M.4, Demir, M.4, Palmon, N.1, deB Frederick, B.2, and Cooke, N.4 Presented at the Medical Health Systems Research Symposium (MHSRS), Kissimmee, FL (August 2016) Background: Military medical personnel are deployed to operational environments where their success saving lives depends on their ability to act quickly and effectively, both […]

Analysis and Comparison of Nurse and Physician Team Trauma Assessment Skills

Bauchwitz, B., Niehaus, J., and Weyhrauch, P. Presented poster at the Medical Health Systems Research Symposium (MHSRS), Kissimmee, FL (August 2016) Background: Trauma assessment is key to patient outcomes. One approach to training trauma assessment is simulation-based training using patient scenarios to allow trainees to practice skills. Training can be individual or team-based, depending on the […]

Junctional and Inguinal Hemorrhage Simulation: Tourniquet Master Training

Kwan, C. 1, Laufer, S. 1, Contreras, M. 1, Weyhrauch, P. 2, Niehaus, J. 2, Palmon, N. 2, Bauchwitz, B. 2, Pugh, C. 1 Stud Health Technol Inform, 2016 Hemorrhages are the leading cause of potentially survivable combat mortalities when patients are unable to reach a treatment facility in time. New tourniquet devices have been developed to combat hemorrhages in the field. However, […]

Monitoring, Extracting, and Decoding Indicators of Cognitive Workload (MEDIC)

Bracken, B.1, Palmon, N.1, Frederick, B.2, Cooke, N.3, Romero, V.1, Koelle, D.1, and Pfautz, J.1 Poster to be presented at Neuroscience 2015, Chicago, IL (October 2015) Background: The success of emergency medical personnel in saving lives depends on their acting quickly and effectively, as individuals and as teams. Training must go beyond individual skills to include team […]

Monitoring, Extracting, and Decoding Indicators of Cognitive Workload (MEDIC)

Bracken, B.1, Palmon, N.1, Frederick, B.2, Cooke, N.3, Romero, V.1, Koelle, D.1, and Pfautz, J.1 Presented at the 2015 Military Health System Research symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (August 2015). Background: US military medical personnel may be deployed to a variety of operational environments where their success saving lives depends on their ability to act quickly and effectively, […]