Designing wearable and immersive systems for cognitive enhancement and personal development

MIT Media Lab / Fluid Interfaces

Digital devices are pervasive in our daily lives. But while today's personal devices put the world’s information at our fingertips, they do not help us with some of the things that are even more important to lead healthy and fulfilling lives, such as attention, memory, motivation, creativity and emotion regulation. Building upon  insights from Neuroscience and Psychology, the Fluid Interfaces group designs systems for cognitive enhancement.  These systems help us exploit the untapped powers of our minds and seamlessly supplement our natural abilities to support attention, memory, emotion regulation, creativity, learning, decision making and more.  The group designs wearable and immersive systems that enhance people's cognitive abilities to enable them to maximize their potential. Thanks to sensor technologies and machine learning techniques, these systems have an increased awareness about the user and their context, and can form predictions about the user's behavior and intentions. Using olfactory, visual, auditory, electrical and vibration stimuli they offer real-time assistance and enhancement. 

Digital devices are pervasive in our daily lives. But while today's personal devices put the world’s information at our fingertips, they do not help us with some of the things that are even more important to lead healthy and fulfilling lives, such as attention, memory, motivation, creativity and emotion regulation. Building upon  insights from Neuroscience and Psychology, the Fluid Interfaces group designs systems for cognitive enhancement.  These systems help us exploit the untapped powers of our minds and seamlessly supplement our natural abilities to support attention, memory, emotion regulation, creativity, learning, decision making and more.  The group designs wearable and immersive systems that enhance people's cognitive abilities to enable them to maximize their potential. Thanks to sensor technologies and machine learning techniques, these systems have an increased awareness about the user and their context, and can form predictions about the user's behavior and intentions. Using olfactory, visual, auditory, electrical and vibration stimuli they offer real-time assistance and enhancement. 

Group at a glance