Evaluation of suitable applications for adaptive aiding


  • Svenmarck Peter

Publish date: 2003-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--0836--SE

Pages: 19

Written in: Swedish


There are many systems based on adaptive aiding that improve operators´ access to relevant information and capability to solve complex problems by assuming control of some tasks when the operator is overloaded. The adaptive aiding functions range from selecting relevant information, control subsystems, to appropriate tactical behavior. Evaluations show that adaptive aiding can improve performance and reduce the mental workload. Unfortunately, current solutions of adaptive aiding are not applicable to Swedish conditions due to different circumstances. However, since principles of adaptive aiding are still promising, this report summarizes earlier research and the need and requirements that have been stated during contacts with a few representatives for the Swedish defense, industry, and universities. The report shows that adaptive aiding can configure multimodal display surfaces, identify deviations from procedures, optimize the physiological environment, solve specific tasks, distribute sensor control and other tasks within the unit, and implement sensor management. Due to a lack of task analyses only sensor management and adaptation of the physiological environment are currently suitable applications for adaptive aiding.