NASA Langley researchers discuss conducting operator state assessment using a combination of psychophysiological measures with commercial aviation pilots. Researchers will highlight the development of a multimodal state assessment system and recent studies that included eye tracking along with potential metrics for use in training contexts.
The key takeaway for audience members will be the importance of multimodal assessment in the understanding of operator state.
Kellie D. Kennedy, PhD. is an aerospace research engineer with NASA Langley Research Center in the Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch since 2012. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Factors at Old Dominion University. Her line of research includes visual attention failures, hypoxia-induced impairment in high performance aircraft, and experimental design.
Chad L. Stephens is an aerospace technology researcher with NASA Langley Research Center in the Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch since 2009. Mr. Stephens earned a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S. in Psychophysiology. He has performed extensive research in the field of human factors, with over 10 years of experience in the conduct of human subject research, experiment design, and aeronautics.