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Sherlock Enables Rapid Data Collection, Analysis, and Visualization, to Promote High-Level Reasoning about Human States

Sherlock™ from Charles River Analytics Inc., a developer of intelligent systems solutions, is an open and extensible software and hardware platform that enables users to rapidly prototype applications that collect, analyze, visualize, and reason about human physiological, neurological, and behavioral states. The Sherlock platform enables rapid integration of custom or commercially available off-the-shelf hardware components using an open data exchange layer that requires minimal development to meet operational needs.

“Across many careers, people face alternating periods of high and low attention and cognitive workload, which can result in impaired cognitive functioning and can be detrimental to job performance,” said Dr. Bethany Bracken, a scientist at Charles River Analytics. “Some professionals experience long periods of low workload, followed by sudden, high-tempo operations where they may need to respond to an emergency and perform at peak levels. Other professionals experience long periods of high workload and multitasking, and are constantly on the verge of a sudden disruption that could lead to mistakes. We designed Sherlock as an unobtrusive system to measure, assess, and predict cognitive workload to warn individuals, their teammates, or their supervisors when steps should be taken to augment cognitive readiness.”

Sherlock includes components for data transmission and storage, including a multicast message queue that supports software components written in multiple languages and on multiple platforms, and a HIPAA-compliant database server. Sherlock solutions have been deployed to mobile devices, to web browsers, and as client-side applications for personal computers. The platform also supports rapid prototyping of user interface components so users can intuitively create custom data processing models and present acquired and processed data in a format that fosters end-user trust and understanding.

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Charles River will be at the I/ITSEC conference from November 28 through December 2. Visit Booth #1159 to learn more about Sherlock!

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