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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

Standardized Behavioral Measures for Detecting Behavioral Health Risks during Exploration Missions (NNX15AK76A)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Behavior and performance
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVES:
The behavioral health of the crew during a mission to Mars could be challenging due to the conditions required by the flight. However, there is no standardized method to detect and quantify the magnitude of the risk or its likelihood. The overarching goal of this project is to build on a successful record of unobtrusive, software-based measurement of behavioral health indicators (e.g. mood, cognitive function, physical and mental fatigue, sleep quality) to develop an integrated standardized suite of behavioral health measurements tools that would be feasible to implement within the constraints of space flight research, ground-based analogs (both short- and long-duration), and prolonged missions in isolated, confined, and extreme environments lasting up to 12 months or longer.


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Keywords
Actigraphy
Sleep
Technology assessment
Behavior

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Data Information
Data Availability
Archiving in progress. Data is not yet available for this experiment.

Parameters
Anger-hostility
Cognitive function
Conflict
Confusion-bewilderment
Depression
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Expedition 58 Future mission
Expedition 59 Future mission
Ground 05/01/2009 In Progress
HERA Campaign 3 01/26/2016 10/19/2016 Four 30-day missions

Human Research Program (HRP) Human Research Roadmap (HRR) Information
Crew health and performance is critical to successful human exploration beyond low Earth orbit. The Human Research Program (HRP) investigates and mitigates the highest risks to human health and performance, providing essential countermeasures and technologies for human space exploration. Risks include physiological and performance effects from hazards such as radiation, altered gravity, and hostile environments, as well as unique challenges in medical support, human factors, and behavioral health support. The HRP utilizes an Integrated Research Plan (IRP) to identify the approach and research activities planned to address these risks, which are assigned to specific Elements within the program. The Human Research Roadmap is the web-based tool for communicating the IRP content.

The Human Research Roadmap is located at: https://humanresearchroadmap.nasa.gov/

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Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Terry Hill
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Alternate Experiment Name
BCM
Proposal Date
05/13/2015
Proposal Source
2013-14 HERO NNJ13ZSA002N