Designing wearable systems for cognitive enhancement and personal development

MIT Media Lab / Fluid Interfaces

The Fluid Interfaces research group investigates how wearable and immersive systems can assist people with their unique needs, goals, and challenges. We design,  build, and test novel systems that help people learn, remember, make decisions, change their habits, and take care of their health and wellbeing.

What We're Looking For

Applicants who:

  • are passionate about reinventing our relationship with technology for the better and coming up with novel ideas for how immersive and wearable systems can improve our health and wellbeing and assist with our cognitive functioning;
  • have a track record showing that they are creative, inventive, and full of ideas;
  • and that they have the technical skills (programming, sensors/hardware, and machine learning are especially relevant) to turn their ideas into working prototypes;
  • are not afraid to pick up the new skills and knowledge they need to implement their visions;
  • are good team players and like to collaborate;
  • care a lot about design and coming up with well thought-out, elegant solutions;
  • are excellent speakers;
  • are able to write well, including technical papers;
  • a background in neuroscience or psychology is a plus.

Special Requirements

Please include a URL with additional information at the bottom of your "statement of research interests." Your web pages should document the different projects you have worked on: what they are, what your role was in each of them (concept, implementation, evaluation, etc) what was interesting or innovative about each of them, and finally, some documentation of the results and/or relevant publications.

Learn about applying through the Program in Media Arts & Sciences.