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Accession Number ADA562281
Title Human Factors Feedback: Brain Acoustic Monitor.
Publication Date Feb 2012
Media Count 38p
Personal Author A. Jeter C. Overby G. Lindsay G. L. Boykin V. J. Rice
Abstract The purpose of this report is to identify human use issues associated with using the Brain Acoustic Monitor. This report is the second of three reports examining human factors issues associated with technologies investigated for their potential to assist with identifying individuals who may have incurred a traumatic brain injury. The Brain Acoustic Monitor passively senses acoustic signals generated from the blood flow through an individual s brain and a reference point, such as the radial artery. If physiological alterations in blood flow due to damage to the cerebrovascular system occur, the corresponding acoustic changes should differ from those heard at the reference point, such as the radial artery. This assessment focuses on the training, setup, and operation of the equipment, identifying potential areas to consider for both users and developers of the equipment.
Keywords Acoustic signals
Blood circulation
Brain acoustic monitor
Human factors engineering
Improvised explosive devices
Military personnel
Signs and symptoms
Traumatic brain injuries

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
46A - Acoustics
Corporate Author Army Research Lab., Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Human Research and Engineering Directorate.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. Jan 2009-Jan 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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