Irmandy Wicaksono

Responsive Environments
  • Research Assistant

PhD student

Before coming to the MIT Media Lab, Irmandy previously worked on multi-modal sensors and intelligent textiles at the Wearable Computing Lab for his MS in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the ETH Zurich. He was involved  in several companies and institutions such as StudioXO for Haus of Gaga, Atmel, and KAUST, in areas such as fashion technology and consumer electronics, from mechatronic dress to stretchable electronic patches and fabrics. His work has been featured in various news and media, including FastCompany, Quartz, IEEE Spectrum, Nature ME, TechCrunch and Wired Italia and presented in MIT Museum and the World Economic Forum.

His current interests include fabrication, manufacturing, and interaction techniques of unconventional electronics for ubiquitous sensing, actuation, and energy harvesting. The integration of soft electronics into common materials results in various applications ranging from health and well-being, rehabilitation, human-computer interfaces,  interactive media, to immersive-built environments. He has been working closely with textile and flexible el… View full description

PhD student

Before coming to the MIT Media Lab, Irmandy previously worked on multi-modal sensors and intelligent textiles at the Wearable Computing Lab for his MS in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the ETH Zurich. He was involved  in several companies and institutions such as StudioXO for Haus of Gaga, Atmel, and KAUST, in areas such as fashion technology and consumer electronics, from mechatronic dress to stretchable electronic patches and fabrics. His work has been featured in various news and media, including FastCompany, Quartz, IEEE Spectrum, Nature ME, TechCrunch and Wired Italia and presented in MIT Museum and the World Economic Forum.

His current interests include fabrication, manufacturing, and interaction techniques of unconventional electronics for ubiquitous sensing, actuation, and energy harvesting. The integration of soft electronics into common materials results in various applications ranging from health and well-being, rehabilitation, human-computer interfaces,  interactive media, to immersive-built environments. He has been working closely with textile and flexible electronics factories, making a strong connection between research and manufacturing.