Avionic technology testing by using a cognitive neurometric index

A study with professional helicopter pilots

Gianluca Borghini, Pietro Aricò, Gianluca Di Flumeri, Serenella Salinari, Alfredo Colosimo, Stefano Bonelli, Linda Napoletano, Ana Ferreira, Fabio Babiloni

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Abstract

In this study, we investigated the possibility to evaluate the impact of different avionic technologies on the mental workload of helicopter's pilots by measuring their brain activity with the EEG during a series of simulated missions carried out at AgustaWestland facilities in Yeovil (UK). The tested avionic technologies were: i) Head-Up Display (HUD); ii) Head-Mounted Display (HMD); iii) Full Conformal symbology (FC); iv) Flight Guidance (FG) symbology; v) Synthetic Vision System (SVS); and vi) Radar Obstacles (RO) detection system. It has been already demonstrated that in cognitive tasks, when the cerebral workload increases the EEG power spectral density (PSD) in theta band over frontal areas increases, and the EEG PSD in alpha band decreases over parietal areas. A mental workload index (MWL) has been here defined as the ratio between the frontal theta and parietal alpha EEG PSD values. Such index has been used for testing and comparing the different avionic technologies. Results suggested that the HUD provided a significant (p

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6182-6185
Number of pages4
Volume2015-November
ISBN (Print)9781424492718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 4 2015
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Aug 25 2015Aug 29 2015

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Other37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period8/25/158/29/15

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Aircraft
Avionics
Electroencephalography
Helicopters
Power spectral density
Workload
Technology
Display devices
Head
Testing
Radar
Brain
Pilots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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Borghini, G., Aricò, P., Di Flumeri, G., Salinari, S., Colosimo, A., Bonelli, S., ... Babiloni, F. (2015). Avionic technology testing by using a cognitive neurometric index: A study with professional helicopter pilots. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (Vol. 2015-November, pp. 6182-6185). [7319804] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319804

Avionic technology testing by using a cognitive neurometric index : A study with professional helicopter pilots. / Borghini, Gianluca; Aricò, Pietro; Di Flumeri, Gianluca; Salinari, Serenella; Colosimo, Alfredo; Bonelli, Stefano; Napoletano, Linda; Ferreira, Ana; Babiloni, Fabio.

Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. Vol. 2015-November Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 6182-6185 7319804.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Borghini, G, Aricò, P, Di Flumeri, G, Salinari, S, Colosimo, A, Bonelli, S, Napoletano, L, Ferreira, A & Babiloni, F 2015, Avionic technology testing by using a cognitive neurometric index: A study with professional helicopter pilots. in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. vol. 2015-November, 7319804, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 6182-6185, 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015, Milan, Italy, 8/25/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319804
Borghini G, Aricò P, Di Flumeri G, Salinari S, Colosimo A, Bonelli S et al. Avionic technology testing by using a cognitive neurometric index: A study with professional helicopter pilots. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. Vol. 2015-November. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 6182-6185. 7319804 https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319804
Borghini, Gianluca ; Aricò, Pietro ; Di Flumeri, Gianluca ; Salinari, Serenella ; Colosimo, Alfredo ; Bonelli, Stefano ; Napoletano, Linda ; Ferreira, Ana ; Babiloni, Fabio. / Avionic technology testing by using a cognitive neurometric index : A study with professional helicopter pilots. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. Vol. 2015-November Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 6182-6185
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