The Challenge | Make Sense Out of Mars

Develop a sensor to be used by humans on Mars.

Measure Astronauts emotions

The project is about recolting data about astronauts to now their feeling and inform the others in case of problem

Because of the loneliness the astronauts will encounter during their mission, they will be more exposed to depression, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, etc.

To avoid that problem, we have imagined a system who could measure the human feelings of the astronauts.

We need a device who measure blood pressure, Heart Rate, Pre-ejection Period, Cardiac output, Total periphereal resistance ( Karim S. Kassam and Wendy Berry Mendes, The Effects of Measuring Emotion: Physiological Reactions to Emotional Situations Depend on whether Someone Is Asking,, june 2013). We would also add an eye tracking system to measure the dilatation of the retina; because there are a "pupil contraction for positive images and dilatation for neutral and negative images" ( Alejandra Vasquez-Rosati, Enzo P. Brunetti, Carmen Cordero and Pedro E. Maldonado ,Pupillary Response to Negative Emotional Stimuli Is Differentially Affected in Meditation practitioners,, May 2017).

Those information will be analized by a neural network who will interpret the data and determine which person could be considered "at risk". Then the AI will send a message to the rest of the group to inform them about the situation and how they could help him/her to feel better.


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.