8th European Workshop On Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM 2016)
5-8 July 2016, Spain, Bilbao
Right Now in Bilbao 01:58 Wed 27
12:00 Wednesday 6. Jul - A1
Wearable Performance Monitoring - Sensors for Airman Performance
Abstract »Typical human performance monitoring is done by biometric analysis systems which measure heart rate, skin temperature, and blood pressure. Advances in molecular biology and biochemistry have led to the discovery of small molecules, nucleic acids, peptides and proteins as indicators of human performance (stress, resilience, cognition, fatigue). These performance indicators are useful, and molecular-level information related to human performance can be extracted using biological fluids such as sweat and saliva. In order to monitor biomarkers associated with memory, alertness, and cognitive abilities in our airmen, versatile sensor platforms that can monitor these biomarkers need to be developed. This presentation will highlight research activities within Air Force Research Laboratory, including the 711th Human Performance Wing, in collaboration with our external partners on developing sensor platforms for airman performance. We will present on the applications of nanomaterial-based technologies as sensor platforms for biomarker detection. Our ultimate goal is to develop a low-cost flexible sensor platform capable of continuously monitoring biomarkers for human performance.
AuthorsStargel, David Scott*Stargel, David Scott*
Dr. David S. Stargel is the Advisor to the Chief Scientist of the 711th Human Performance Wing of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Dr. Stargel is one of the primary science and technology advisors to the Chief Scientist and the wing leadership. In this position he provides technical vision and strategy for the wing’s science and technology plans. Prior to his current duties, Dr. Stargel was a program officer for the Multi-Scale Structural Mechanics Portfolio in the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Arlington, Va.
711th Human Performance Wing
Wed 6. 09:30, A1
Session: SHM opportunities and applications for human sensing
Title: Human Effectiveness Directorate Overview
Dr. Murdock received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Murdock has published over 18 technical papers in the areas of nanomaterial toxicology and point-of-care diagnostics. His research has focused on nanomaterial characterization for toxicology studies as well as the development of microfluidic paper-based analytical devices for human performance and physiological monitoring. Additionally, Dr. Murdock has had significant involvement in the design, development, and testing of wearable physiological monitors for airman performance applications. Dr. Murdock was a biomedical research scientist at AFRL from 2010 to 2015. Currently, he is the Molecular Signatures Program Manager at AFRL.
Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Perfomance Wing
Human Effectiveness Directorate