We expect the full-scope Cognitive Assessment and Prediction to Promote Individualized Capability Augmentation and Reduce Decrement (CAPT PICARD) system to have immediate and tangible benefit for NASA. In particular, CAPT PICARD will help monitor the workload of Astronauts over short- and long-duration missions. We plan to enhance the effectiveness of widely-used tools, such as assessments that interrupt task performance, including the Psychomotor Vigilance Self-Test used by Astronauts on ISS missions (NASA, 2014) by incorporating the innovations developed under CAPT PICARD. Augmenting these tools will enable the crew monitoring Astronauts to cue Astronauts of impending deficits to augment mission performance. CAPT PICARD will also enable more effective testing and engineering by measuring the workload created by new tools and systems during design and development instead of during deployment. This capability will ultimately result in increased Astronaut performance and decreased cost to deploy technology to Astronauts, furthering NASA's goals of expanding the frontiers of knowledge, capability, and opportunity in space, and developing technologies to improve the quality of life on our home planet.
We see two approaches to commercializing the technologies developed under this program. First, they can be licensed to other commercial entities that will use them directly or incorporate them as added functionality to their commercial products. In particular, long-haul trucking and shipping crew experience similar challenges as Astronauts' long periods of low workload. Therefore, we will look at companies in the long- and short-duration shipping market, including UPS and FedEx, as potential licensees of this technology. Second, we will incorporate this new technology into our HumanSense? software, which will both increase its appeal as a commercial product and enable us to use the tool to provide consulting services based on HumanSense to customers within the DoD, other Federal agencies, and commercial markets.