On the occasion of the closing of the project, an online news regarding NINA has been released by ANSA (Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata), the leading news agency in Italy.
This is the summary of the content of the article, for non italian speakers.
The news describes NINA’s research, aimed at avoiding Air Traffic Controllers’ peak workload by monitoring the internal state of the ATCOs through a combination of neurophysiologic measures. This monitoring leads to a bidirectional communication between the machine and the human, thus consenting a flexible adaptation of the degree of automation as required not only by the traffic situation but also by the controller’s internal status.
The current helmet-shaped sensors could be further developed into a smaller device. In the future, this neurophysiologic equipment could be used in the remote control tower activity and to test the level of proficiency achieved by controllers, says project coordinator Simone Pozzi on the future usage of the technology developed within NINA.
The full article (available only in Italian) can be found in the Science & Technology section of ANSA website.