CABCS Capabilities and Resources

Soldier and Small Unit Ambulatory Virtual Environments (SUAVE) Lab: This capability provides unparalleled virtual reality experiences to engage people in high fidelity multisensory environments and high stakes tasks. Three networked full field of view virtual reality systems afford novel understandings of team coordinated behavior, human-robot teaming, and human-systems integration.

Electical Neuromodulation Lab: This capability provides innovative high definition low current electrical brain stimulation (tDCS, tACS, tRNS, CES) systems and accompanying predictive current propagation models for targeting cortical and subcortical structures. Systems include seated, wireless mobile, and with simultaneous EEG recording.

Magnetic Neuromodulation Lab: This new capabilities provides world-class transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and repetitive TMS (rTMS) capabilities, using a Deymed DuoMag XT-100 TMS System capable of up to 100 Hz repetition rate, biphasic, repetitive and burst pulse modes. Using the Brainsight neuronavigation software coupled with the North Digital Polaris Vicra optical imaging system, we can achieve high resolution targeted stimulation of brain regions.

Electroencephalography (EEG) Lab: The EEG laboratory at the Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences is equipped with a BioSemi ActiveTwo Biopotential Measurement System that can simultaneously record EEG (up to 72 electrodes), electro-dermal activity (EDA), respiration rate, skin temperature, plethysmography, electromyography (EMG), and electrocardiography (ECG). In addition to the BioSemi ActiveTwo system, the laboratory is also equipped with a SR Research Eyelink 1000 that is fully integrated with the psychophysiological measures from the BioSemi system.

Physical Activity and Brain (PHAB) Lab: This lab enables cortical hemodynamic and behavioral monitoring as a function of physical exertion and fatigue over a range of exercise modes and intensities. Systems include dual COSMED treadmills, a recumbent ergometer, physiological monitoring (e.g. heart rate, heart rate variability, respiration rate, and impedance cardiography) and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) devices manufactured by NIRx and Artinis.

Biosensing and Modeling (BAM) Lab: The BAM lab demonstrates CABCS biosensing capabilities, algorithms for cognitive and physical performance prediction, and our Readiness Assessment and Model Predictions for Unit Performance (RAMP-UP) software capabilities.  

Soldier Tactical Augmented Reality (STAR) Lab: The STAR lab combines the latest in reality augmentation technologies, including mixed and virtual reality, with ambulatory movement on an Infinadeck omnidirectional treadmill and ample space for real-world ambulation. This nearly 1000 square foot facility provides unprecedented hardware, software, and networking capabilities to develop, test, and evaluate next-generation reality augmentation technologies for their utility, usability, and impacts on situation awareness, learning, and decision making.

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