President & CEO Mantel Technologies, WA, United States
Human performance is a wide and diverse technology domain that encompasses both sensing and modulation technologies. Monitoring, modulating and ultimately optimizing sleep, nutrition, recovery, alertness, reaction time, mood, etc. are all intertwined and currently a daunting task for self monitoring and management. To maximize the impacts of human performance technologies, closed loop technologies must be developed. Closed loop solutions have three key components: a sensor, autonomous decision support and an intervention. At Mantel Technologies our research and development efforts are aligned with a vision towards achieving autonomous modulation of cognitive human performance through wearable systems. In this presentation, we will provide an update on our current research including strategies and material systems for physiological data collection, tools for automated interpretation of physiological data and wearables capable of supporting intervention delivery. Opportunities and potential implications of successful development and adoption of the closed loop solution will be discussed.