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I.C.E. (Isolated and Confined Environments)

 credits ESA/NASA


I.C.E. aims to define the criteria for building a virtual environment to relieve the psychological consequences of confined and isolated environments on the personnel assigned to these missions.


P1. Establish a transdisciplinary bibliography. You can find a sample of references here

P2. Process psychopathological data from governmental and intergovernmental space agencies (JAXA, ASC, NASA, Roscosmos, IMBP, ESA) and Polar Institutes (United States Antarctic Program, Tasmanian Polar Network, Antarctica New Zealand, Australian Antarctic Division, British Antarctic Survey, Paul Emile Victor Institute, Instituto Antartico Chileno, National Antarctic Research Program, Norwegian Polar Institute).

P3. Define the criteria for the construction of a virtual environment for propaedeutic and / or therapeutic purposes adapted to the mission conditions encountered in I.C.E. (crew members, MCC)

P4. Build the VE.




Analog Missions :


STS Missions :

STS-51B, STS-51-F, STS-61-A, STS-32, STS-50, STS-55, STS-60, STS-65, STS-64, STS-73, STS-79, STS-83, STS-90, STS-91, STS-88, STS-92, STS-97, STS-98, STS-102, STS-100, STS-105, STS-135


ISS Experiments :

-3D-Space (Mental Representation of Spatial Cues During Space Flight)

-ARAMIS (Augmented Reality Application for Maintenance, Inventory and Stowage)

-Astro Palate (Factors Contributing to Food Acceptability and Consumption, Mood and Stress on Long-Term Space Missions)

-At home in space (Culture, Values, and Environmental Adaptation in Space)

-BIMS (Assessment of the Efficiency of the Use of Telemedicine Technologies On-Board ISS)

-Blind and Imagined (SLINK: move Short bLind plus shrink – Moving blind and throwing an imagery ball)

-Body Measures (Quantification of In-Flight Physical Changes – Anthropometry and Neutral Body Posture)

-BISE (Bodies In the Space Environment: Relative Contributions of Internal and External Cues to Self – Orientation, During and After Zero Gravity Exposure)

-Circadian Rhythms (Circadian Rhythms

-Cognition (Individualized Real-Time Neurocognitive Assessment Toolkit for Space Flight Fatigue)

-Comm Delay Assessment (Assessing the Impact of Communication Delay on Behavioral Health and Performance: An Examination of Autonomous Operations Utilizing the International Space Station)

-COMM Delay (International Space Station Test Bed for Analog Research I-STAR Earth Departure Communications Delay Study)

-Cult (Cultural Determinations of Co-working, Performance and Error Management in Space Operations)

-Dewey’s Forest (JAXA EP04)

-Dose Tracker (Dose Tracker Application for Monitoring Medication Usage, Symptoms, and Adverse Effects During Missions)

-ESA-Haptics-1 (ESA-Haptics-1)

-ETD (Eye Tracking Device)

-Field Test (Recovery of Functional Sensorimotor Performance Following Long Duration Space Flight)

-Fine Motor Skills (Effects of Long-Duration Microgravity on Fine Motor Skills: 1 year ISS Investigation)

-Fluid Shifts (Fluid Shifts Before, During and After Prolonged Space Flight and Their Association with Intracranial Pressure and Visual Impairment)

-Functional Task Test (Physiological Factors Contributing to Postflight Changes in Functional Performance)

-Functional Immune (Functional Immune Alterations, Latent Herpesvirus Reactivation, Physiological Stress and Clinical Incidence Onboard the International Space Station)

-GRASP (Gravitational References for Sensimotor Performance: Reaching and Grasping)

-Habitability (Habitability Assessment of International Space Station)

-IPVI (Non-invasive assessment of intracranial pressure for space flight and related visual impairment)

-ISS Acoustics (International Space Station Acoustic Measurement Program)

-Journals (Behavioral Issues Associated with isolation and Confinement: Review and Analysis of Astronaut Journals)

-Lighting effects (Testing Solid State Lighting Countermeasures to Improve Circadian Adaptation, Sleep, and Performance During High Fidelity Analog and Flight Studies for the International Space Station)

-Manual Control (Assessment of Operator Proficiency Following Long-Duration Space Flight)

-MOP (Motion Perception: Vestibular Adaptation to G-Transitions)

-NeuroMapping (Spaceflight Effects on Neurocognitive Performance: Extent, Longevity, and Neural Bases)

-Neurospat (Effect of Gravitational Context on EEG Dynamics: A Study of Spatial Cognition, Novelty Processing and Sensorimotor Integration)

-Ocular Health (Prospective Observational Study of Ocular Health in ISS Crews)

-Onboard Diagnostic Kit (Evaluation of Onboard Diagnostic Kit)

-Passages (Scaling Body-Related Actions in the Absence of Gravity)

-Pilot (Individual Characteristics of Psychophysiological Regulatory Status and Reliaility of Professional Activities of Cosmonauts in Long Duration Space Flight)

-Perceptual Motor Deficits in Space (PMDIS)

-Reaction Self Test (Psychomotor Vigilance Self Test on the International Space Station)

-Reversible Figures (Perspective Reversible Figures in Microgravity)

-Sleep-Long (Sleep-Wake Actigraphy and Light Exposure During Spaceflight-Long)

-Sleep-Short (Sleep-Wake Actigraphy and Light Exposure During Spaceflight-Short)

-Space Headaches (Space Headaches)

-Synergy (The elucidation of the re-adaptation on the attitude control after return from long term space flight)

-Sleep ISS-12 (Sleep-Wake Actigraphy and Light Exposure on ISS-12)

-Test of Reaction and Adaptation Capabilities (TRAC)

-Training Retention (Effects of Long-Duration Spaceflight on Training Retention: 1-Year ISS Investigation)

-Veg-01 (Veggie Hardware Validation Test)

-VIIP (Vision Impairment and Intracranial Pressure)

-Vzaimodeystviye (Interactions: Monitoring of Space Crew Interactions During Extended Space Flight)



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