Monitoring expertise development during simulated UAV piloting tasks using optical brain imaging

Hasan Ayaz, Murat P. Çakir, Kurtuluş Izzetoǧlu, Adrian Curtin, Patricia A. Shewokis, Scott Bunce, Banu Onaral

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Abstract

An accurate assessment of mental workload and expertise level would help improve operational safety and efficacy of human computer interaction for aerospace applications. The current study utilized functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIR) to investigate the relationship of the hemodynamic response in the anterior prefrontal cortex to changes in mental workload, level of expertise, and task performance during learning of simulated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) piloting tasks. Results indicated that fNIR measures are correlated to task performance and subjective self-reported measures; and contained additional information that allowed categorizing learning phases. Level of expertise does appear to influence the hemodynamic response in the dorsolateral/ventrolateral prefrontal cortices. Since fNIR allows development of portable and wearable instruments, it has the potential to be deployed in future learning environments to personalize the training regimen and/or assess the effort of human operators in critical multitasking settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference
DOIs
StatePublished - May 22 2012
Event2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 3 2012Mar 10 2012

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Other2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference
CountryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT
Period3/3/123/10/12

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pilotless aircraft
Near infrared spectroscopy
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
hemodynamic responses
infrared spectroscopy
learning
brain
Brain
near infrared
cortexes
Hemodynamics
Imaging techniques
Monitoring
monitoring
Multitasking
Aerospace applications
Human computer interaction
safety
education
operators

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Ayaz, H., Çakir, M. P., Izzetoǧlu, K., Curtin, A., Shewokis, P. A., Bunce, S., & Onaral, B. (2012). Monitoring expertise development during simulated UAV piloting tasks using optical brain imaging. In 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference [6187350] https://doi.org/10.1109/AERO.2012.6187350
Ayaz, Hasan ; Çakir, Murat P. ; Izzetoǧlu, Kurtuluş ; Curtin, Adrian ; Shewokis, Patricia A. ; Bunce, Scott ; Onaral, Banu. / Monitoring expertise development during simulated UAV piloting tasks using optical brain imaging. 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference. 2012.
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