Biomarker and Biometric Indices of Cognitive Decrements due to Physical Exhaustion

  • Regina M. Shia
  • Kyle Traver
  • Lindsey K. McIntire
  • Josh A. Hagen
  • Chuck D. Goodyear
  • Leanne N. Dykstra
  • Andrea R. Myers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8534)


State of the art sensors and diagnostic tools are continuously being researched, tested, and procured for every piece of high tech equipment in the Air Force while the most critical asset, the Airman, lacks diagnostics to analyze physiological well being and cognitive performance. Eighteen active duty Air Force males completed a physical exhaustion task on a treadmill while performing two cognitive tasks and while having various biometrics and biomarkers collected. We found that while physiological variables exhibited reliable indices of physical exertion, biological changes were found to be more related to cognitive changes.


Biomarkers Physical Exhaustion Cognitive Performance Biometrics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Regina M. Shia
    • 1
  • Kyle Traver
    • 1
  • Lindsey K. McIntire
    • 2
  • Josh A. Hagen
    • 3
  • Chuck D. Goodyear
    • 2
  • Leanne N. Dykstra
    • 4
  • Andrea R. Myers
    • 5
  1. 1.Warfighter Interface Division, Applied Neuroscience Branch711th Human Performance WingUSA
  2. 2.Infoscitex, Inc.DaytonUSA
  3. 3.Human-Centered ISR Division, Molecular Signatures Branch711th Human Performance WingUSA
  4. 4.SOCHE InternDaytonUSA
  5. 5.UES, Inc.BeavercreekUSA

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