Human cognitive abilities vary between individuals and also
with the workload, stress, and physical health of the individual.
IHMC researchers study measures for assessing cognitive workloads
and stress on individuals. They also investigate the role
of computers in improving an individual's performance and
health by either off-loading some of the work to the computer
or influencing the individual's future performance.
Improved assessment of cognitive workloads can lead to remote
monitoring of stress and enhance the interaction of humans
with computational assistants. In addition, measures of stress
under different conditions can enhance the training of individuals
for high stress situations.