MIT Media Lab
MIT Media Lab
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the need for PPE, a diverse team came together to produce the "Open Standard Respirator, Model 1"
MIT Governance Lab and the Institute for Governance Reform work with the government of Sierra Leone to conduct rapid-response surveys.
Matt Carney discusses his interest in humanoid robots and the importance of design aesthetics and user experience in developing prostheses.
Biomechatronics head Hugh Herr discusses his research with the No Barriers USA podcast.
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2020 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, including Biomechatronics PhD student Shriya Srinivasan.
Shriya Srinivasan has been selected as one of 22 Schmidt Science Fellows for 2020.
The Media Lab community brings creativity, expertise, and research to the pandemic
Cristina Quinn profiles Morgan Stickney, an elite swimmer who's the first person to undergo a bilateral Ewing amputation.
The following Media Lab students joined the MIT India Initiative in Mumbai for this workshop.
A research team, including members of the Biomechatronics group, devises a new surgery for hand amputations and prostheses.
Everett Lawson and Matt Carney worked with Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr to fit Everett with a bionic prosthesis.
An improved method for magnet tracking enables high-speed wireless tracking through various materials.
Morgan Stickney is an elite swimmer who's helping pave the way for the next generation of bionic prosthetics and para-athletes.
Moinina David Sengeh, PhD ’16, is trying to bring innovation into “the heart of government.”
The extremely dextrous robot features a 24-joint human-hand-like design and took only four minutes to complete the task.
Alicia Lakey receives the Ewing Amputation procedure developed by the Biomechatronics group and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Sometimes you want to be able to see things that aren't visible.
I gave the following presentation during a lunch meeting with the Biomechatronics group at the Media Lab.
Civic Media PhD student Pedro Reynolds-Cuellar serves as president of the association.
Hae Won Park, PhD, is a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab and a principal investigator of the Social Robot Companions Program....
Because old-school surgical amputation hasn’t kept up with modern-day medicine.
Public talk outlines ambitious plans to make his nation a hub for technology and innovation.
New optogenetic technique could help restore limb movement, treat muscle tremor.
For amputees, robotic limbs that move like the real thing and are controlled by the mind are a game changer.
Biomechatronics researcher Tyler Clites and Synthetic Neurobiology researcher Fei Chen are among the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees.
The 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list includes at least three members of the Media Lab community.
Media Lab students, faculty, researchers and affiliates pitching panels at SXSW 2019
Will we all be cyborgs one day? Hugh Herr says he has the answer.
New device gives an amputee the ability to feel the location of his foot
"During the twilight years of this century, I believe humans will be unrecognizable in morphology and dynamics from what we are today."
Conventional peripheral neurostimulators are used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Typically, they send...
For years African countries have championed the idea of solving the continent’s myriad of problems with innovation and innovative thinkers.
Alum David Sengeh shares the news that he has accepted a post as Chief Innovation Officer for Sierra Leone.
Media Tyler PhD students among 14 collegiate inventors awarded the 2018 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Tyler Clites, a PhD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, says his fascination with invention began whe...
The AMI works to connect the brain to a prosthesis in a manner that more closely replicates the biological control experience.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — For hours on end last year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers ran the brain-controlled robotic limb thro...
Rebuilt as a cyborg, Jim returned to the Cayman Islands, the site of his accident, to climb once again. Video courtesy of STAT.
When Jim walks up stairs, the natural movement patterns mediated by the central nervous system emerge through his synthetic limb as an in...
Team member Dr. Matthew Carty amputated Jim Ewing’s damaged leg below the knee at Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Boston using...
Jim Ewing moves and behaves as though the synthetic limb is part of him; when he accidentally stepped on a roll of electrical tape with h...
New study describes first human implementation of novel approach to limb amputation.
Revisit Human 2.0, a 2007 Media Lab symposium focused on the future of human adaptability.
A 3D Neuromuscular Model of the Human Ankle-Foot Complex Based on Multi-Joint Biplanar Fluoroscopy Gait Analysis
Matt Carney is a PhD student in the Biomechatronics group at the MIT Media Lab.
60 Minutes goes inside the MIT Media Lab.
Guy Satat and Tyler Clites won in the "Drive It!" and "Cure It!" categories, respectively
Celebrating Brain Awareness Week with a look at some of the Media Lab's brain research
Members of the Media Lab community to speak at SXSW 2018.
Five join the SA+P faculty, while 10 are recognized for work in art, architecture, urbanism, and design.
Hugh Herr tells the BBC that we're entering a new era of human-machine interoperability
New amputation process gives more natural sensation and movement to people who use prostheses.
"I can not only be a designer but I can be the test pilot."
Author Todd Balf gets a front-row seat as Hugh Herr plots his next big act—a $100 million project to end a slate of disabling conditions