MECM is a system used by researchers to run, monitor, and control multi-subject experiments in a laboratory environment. It consists of two main components: an experimenter's console and multiple subject workstations. Work, in the form of computer-based tasks, is delivered to subjects at their workstations in accordance with a predefined protocol. The experimenter can monitor subjects' progress, adjust the protocol as required, and remotely suspend and restart the delivery of work. The system is robust, being able to recover from hardware and software failures at either the console or one or more workstations. A timestamped log is maintained at each workstation that can be used to document the history of task presentations.
NTT developed MECM and its associated cognitive task battery to support DCIEM's SUSOPS (sustained operations, sleep deprivation) research needs. SUSOPS experiments are characterized by:
MECM, our newest version, is commercially available. It has been used successfully for both long and short duration experiments and includes the following features:
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