Event Title

Health and Stress Monitoring Throughout a Long-Duration Simulated Mars Mission

Presenter Information

Jocelyn DunnFollow

Streaming Media

Infographic

Description

To prepare astronauts for long-duration space travel, such as missions to Mars, it is critical to develop an understanding of how long-term isolation and confinement can impact astronaut health and performance. Toward this goal, Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) conducts simulated Mars missions in an off-grid, sustainable habitat located on the slopes of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii. An eight-month HI-SEAS mission has recently concluded, which is the third in a series of missions researching the biological, psychological, and social adaptations that occur on simulated Mars. My research has two main objectives: 1) investigating the impacts of stress on health and performance of astronauts and 2) developing methods for health monitoring and stress management through the use of advanced wearable technology.

Location

STEW214CD

Start Date

9-25-2015 9:00 AM

DOI

10.5703/1288284315989

 
Sep 25th, 9:00 AM

Health and Stress Monitoring Throughout a Long-Duration Simulated Mars Mission

STEW214CD

To prepare astronauts for long-duration space travel, such as missions to Mars, it is critical to develop an understanding of how long-term isolation and confinement can impact astronaut health and performance. Toward this goal, Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) conducts simulated Mars missions in an off-grid, sustainable habitat located on the slopes of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii. An eight-month HI-SEAS mission has recently concluded, which is the third in a series of missions researching the biological, psychological, and social adaptations that occur on simulated Mars. My research has two main objectives: 1) investigating the impacts of stress on health and performance of astronauts and 2) developing methods for health monitoring and stress management through the use of advanced wearable technology.