Seminar Series: Jocelyn Dunn, Purdue University, School of Industrial Engineering

“Toward detecting human health and stress states via wearable devices and habitat systems data on a simulated long-duration Mars mission”

Currently, six crew-members are living and working in an off-grid, sustainable Mars-like habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii. As Chief Scientist for Hawaii Space Exploration and Analog Simulation (HI-SEAS) Mission III, Jocelyn Dunn is working toward the development of automated health and stress detection methods via physiological and operational data collection throughout the duration of this 240-day / 8-month mission. In these isolated and confined living conditions, there are limited outside influences on the health and performance of this human-integrated system. Rich data are being collected about baselines of daily life (including sleep, activity, diet, and hygiene levels), workloads, media usage, social participation, email communications, physiological health, and resource availability (including food and water supplies, energy production / consumption, and weather conditions) in this semi-controlled environment. Through the development of quantitative methods for analyzing rich data sources, this research aims to generate data-driven knowledge for evaluating and improving the performance of diverse human-integrated systems.

The presentation can be seen here.
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