Neurointerface - personal experience of using in practical tasks
Today, this "theme" is becoming increasingly popular. There are many ready-made devices for the neural interface, including already “optimized” for use with VR, for example...
In fact, the neurointerface is the good old electroencephalography (EEG).
Equipment can be manufactured independently, there are a lot of schemes on the Internet, but this is poorly suited for commercial tasks. We, for example, use the hardware and software of OpenBCI (USA) to create a neural interface.
Warning - there are a lot of problems at customs, because according to “ours” - this is medical equipment! This is certainly not the case, but it is useless to prove.
Here's a diagram of how it works...
Personnel training and control takes place in such a hat over the HTC Vive helmet.
When putting on a helmet with a neural interface - the program (using a neural network) analyzes the vibrations released in the general electrical activity of the brain - the rhythms of the brain. This is taken as "0", i.e. calm state of man.
The trained personnel performs the task on a simulator (for example, the start of a centrifugal pump). According to a certain algorithm, the program generates emergency and/or emergency situations (for example, the beginning of cavitation). Using the analysis of brain rhythms and performed (or non-performed) actions, the simulator captures the current psychophysical parameters of the student during the procedure for detecting a dangerous situation, diagnosing the situation, forming a decision, and performing actions.
As a result, a personnel action diagram (FTA) is formed taking into account the psychophysical state of the personnel at the time they perform any actions. The result of the simulator’s work is: the probability of negative events (accidents, incidents) caused by personnel, the effectiveness of the task, the likelihood of losses (money, casualties, etc.), recommendations for eliminating the problems identified (not only in knowledge, skills, but also in psychophysical terms)
You can watch what’s happening on the video. youtu.be/fhjTsFUcyew
At this time, the neural network provides additional data in the process of training and assessing knowledge of skills (more than 30 indicators):
- The level of stress, the effect of stress on the accuracy and timing of decisions and actions.
- The ability to maintain steady attention for a long time, despite fatigue and extraneous irritants.
- The ability to distribute attention when performing several actions, functions, tasks.
- The ability to monitor a large number of objects simultaneously.
- The ability to performance in a time shortage.
- Emotional resilience in making responsible decisions.
- Quick adaptation to new conditions.
- Ability for prolonged mental work without impairing quality and slowing down.
- Full-time OpenBCI Software
Without the use of the neural interface, obtaining these data in the learning process is impossible. Even the presence of a full-time psychologist will not allow you to get all the necessary data.
In fact, this information helps identify “potentially dangerous” personnel, i.e.personnel whose work carries a great risk. This information, together with the information that the simulator gives directly, on which the staff is trained, will provide a complete picture of the risks that each employee carries.
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