MIT Media Lab
MIT Media Lab
The recognition highlights his work at the Media Lab and his current position as chief minister of Sierra Leone.
Guillermo Herrera-Arcos from the Media Lab's Biomechatronics group has received two fellowships in support of his PhD.
Enhancing human physical capability.
Media Lab student Ayşe Guvenilir and MIT alumni Mariam Dogar and Maisha Munawwara Prome share work from their poetry anthology.
Media Lab alum David Sengeh, now the Minister of Education for Sierra Leone, talks about efforts to transform their educational system.
PhD students Lucy Du and Ginger Schmidt are crushing the competition — and gender barriers — in the world of televised robot combat.
The journey to equitable access to bionic technology in Sierra Leone.
The MIT Quarter-Century Club recognizes faculty members and members of staff who have served the Institute for 25 years or more.
Lisa Freed is a member of the 2023 class of inductees.
We're so proud of everything you've accomplished here, and can't wait to see what you do next.
PhD student is designing and building a sustainable care and delivery model in Sierra Leone
Professor Hugh Herr and graduate student Christopher Shallal are working on next-generation biomimetic limbs.
Paris Myers, an incoming graduate student in the Biomechatronics group, has been selected as a Fellow in the field of mechanical engineering
The Road to 2050, a six-part docuseries from The Franklin Institute, examines the ways that today's technology will shape the future.
Three members of the Media Lab community have received 2023 MIT Excellence Awards: Lindsey Charles, Mahy El-Kouedi, and Benoit Desbiolles!
This new technology can provide natural, reliable control of prostheses, exoskeletons, and stimulated muscles.
K Lisa Yang Center for Bionics and Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation aim to develop an integrative approach to strengthening
Magnetomicrometry uses implantable magnets to track the position of muscles, potentially improving the control and efficacy of prosthetics.
Magnetomicrometry has exciting prospects for the control of wearable robotics, including prostheses and exoskeletons.
Biomedical engineer and dancer Shriya Srinivasan PhD ’20 explores connections between the human body and the outside world.
Lab alum David Moinina Sengeh and others speak on TED Radio Hour about friction in its many uses and forms.
An evolving list of IAP activities hosted by members of the Media Lab community in collaboration with other MIT departments this year.
Six MIT students, including Biomechatronics student Ayse Guvenilir, share their thoughts on belonging, identity, love, and MIT itself.
Two research papers published by Brown and MIT researchers focus on the possibility of employing improved muscle tracking technology.
Implantable without discomfort, these tiny magnets can provide continuous readings of muscle length for prosthetics and more.
Researchers at MIT are seeking FDA approval to test new technology in people with prosthetic limbs, which could make them easier to control.
Using a new technology, researchers hope to create better control systems for prosthetic limbs.
Meet the MIT Morningside Academy for Design’s inaugural fellows, including Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar and Francesca Riccio-Ackerman.
Footage of the Biomechatronics Group in their work collaborating to improve the orthotic and prosthetic sector of Sierra Leone.
A capsule that tunnels through mucus in the GI tract could be used to orally administer large protein drugs such as insulin.
The Panther network was instrumental in helping Lina Henriquez obtain and thrive in the MIT summer program.
"No one would ever expect people to build their own heart valves at home"-- Francesca Riccio-Ackerman on inequity in the prosthetic field.
Francesca Riccio-Ackerman and co-authors consider advances in the treatment of conditions associated with aging.
In a recent MISTI course, students engaged on collaborative solutions to climate, health care, and economic development in the Middle East.
Sponsored by the US Department of State, the Fulbright US Student Program offers grants in over 150 countries.
On May 2, 2022, Hugh Herr (head of the Biomechatronics research group) will be honored at the 10th Genius Gala.
Watch the recording of Conversations that Matter: The Importance of Education in the Amputee Experience, hosted by the Biomechatronics group
A team of Boston surgeons and scientists has developed a new approach to amputation.
Alum Shriya Srinivasan, Dr. Matthew Carty, climber Jim Ewing, and others join STAT and Nova PBS for a conversation about the Augmented film.
Augmented is a Nova PBS documentary produced by STAT News, which follows the development of a new amputation procedure and bionic prostheses
"Augmented" is a Nova PBS documentary episode that premiers Wednesday, 2/23, featuring Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr.
Boston Magazine looks at 10 recent biomedical innovations created by local researchers, including the AMI procedure.
Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr speaks with Marwa ElDiwiny on a recent episode of the IEEE RAS Soft Robotics podcast.
Matthew Carty, a visiting scientist in the Biomechatronics group, has been named to this position at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Graduate student Lucy Du designs novel prosthetics and seeks to inspire others to pursue engineering.
The 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 list honors "bold risk-takers putting a new twist on the old tools of the trade" + includes a few Media Labbers.
The center is funded by a $24 million gift to MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research from philanthropist Lisa Yang.
Read about the first upper-limb amputation performed using the AMI procedure created by Media Lab researchers + Brigham and Women’s Hospital
A whole new mode of communication between prosthesis and user.
A recent feature in Designboom highlights research conducted by the Biomechatronics group that describes magnetomicrometry.
Media Lab students, faculty, researchers, and affiliates pitching panels at SXSW 2022
System uses tiny magnetic beads to rapidly measure the position of muscles and relay that information to a bionic prosthesis.
May 8, 2020
We plan to use magnetomicrometry to provide natural control over prosthetic limbs
The Fellowships are aimed at helping students from underrepresented backgrounds establish careers in robotics, engineering, computer science
Meet the MIT alumni, staff, and current or former postdocs on MIT Technology Review’s 2021 list of 35 Innovators Under 35.
Srinivasan hopes her work will help make using a prosthetic limb far more like the real thing.
Hugh Herr discusses the implications of the technology behind his work, from regenerative medicine and surgery to elderly mobility.
Women in Innovation and STEM Database at MIT (WISDM) announces fellowship program dedicated to promoting the visibility of women at MIT.
Guillermo Herrera-Arcos has been named as a One Young World Scholar by the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme (YHP) for 2020/2021.
Olivia Arthur explores the ways technology can transform the human body, and vice-versa, from robotics to work in the Biomechatronics group.
Reconnecting muscle pairs during amputation gives patients more sensory feedback from the limb.
In a new study published in PNAS, Biomechatronics researchers report findings related to the AMI amputation method.