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How can the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) better prepare baggage screeners for existing and novel threats to the air passenger transportation industry?
Design Interactive is achieving this by adding a new Eye Tracking/EEG training solution called ScreenADAPT to their ADAPT (Auto-Diagnostic Adaptive Precision Training) suite of products. ScreenADAPT is a perceptual skills training system for baggage screeners that combines objective measures such as advanced eye-tracking technology and EEG (electrical brain activity) with a simple to use PC-based software to provide unprecedented access to unobservable aspects of trainee performance related to threat search and detection.
ScreenADAPT utilizes a proprietary algorithm that runs in real time to diagnose a trainee’s performance and learning state deficiencies and trigger appropriate instructional strategies and tailored feedback to address the root cause of deficiencies. Based on the resulting diagnostics, ScreenADAPT’s image generation engine creates individualized imagery in real time to target trainee deficiencies. This provides ScreenADAPT unprecedented flexibility and individualization. ScreenADAPT provides individualized feedback regarding search and scan patterns that are not available with today’s systems, and thus is an efficient and effective supplement to existing X-ray baggage screening training systems. It will better prepare baggage screeners by adaptively exposing them to tailored image sets that focus on deficiencies/inefficiencies within the unpredictable context of passenger carry-on luggage.
ScreenADAPT is not only applicable to baggage screening of carry-on luggage, but any domain in which visual search is key to success. This could include, but is not limited to, medical imagery where prospective doctors are trained to search for anomalies across a variety of image types or the intelligence community where analysts search for specific objects and threats within satellite imagery. Design Interactive now has the capability to expand the scope of adaptive training using video imagery as well, which makes it an applicable scenario-based training tool for visual search domains such as intelligence gathering, scout sniper, firefighting, and law enforcement.