Task Sleep electroencephalography and near-infrared spectroscopy measurements for spaceflight and analogs (Completed)
Last Published:  07/29/22 01:33:24 PM (Central)
Short Title: Sleep EEG
Responsible HRP Element: Human Factors and Behavioral Performance
Collaborating Org(s):
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)
Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):

The primary objective of the project as a whole is to design, develop, and test a sleep-EEG system for NASA sleep research in analog and spaceflight settings. This system will be tested in laboratory and hospital environments first, and will then be tested in HERA for operational usability. To achieve the technical objectives, the specific aims include:


Aim 1: Adapt existing, near-infrared neuroimaging technology (NIRS), to a system which will allow selection and deployment of 1-8 EEG channels for brain monitoring alongside the built-in 64-channel NIRS system


Aim 2: Supplement technology with sensors relevant to sleep and/or polysomnography (PSG) research


Aim 3: Make data channels compatible with NASA data management platform


Aim 4: Develop a software toolbox to manage and analyze the data collected


Aim 5: Conduct human tests to validate the system and assess its operational usability