Media Lab Focus | July 2021: New Health

by Chikara Ishida

June 23, 2021

The Media Lab Focus series for July 2021 will include a Research Report, presentations with live Q+A, and workshops around the theme of New Health—fresh ways to look at the health of an individual from multiple perspectives.

These events are for members of the Media Lab only.  We encourage you to create a Member Portal account using your company email address via this link: All post-event materials and access to the Research Report will require you to have an active account. 


  • Thursday, July 29, @2-2:30pm ET
    Alexandra Rieger, Opera of the Future July 29, 2-3pm ET

    In this session, Opera of the Future PhD student Alexandra Rieger will provide context and background for the group’s work in music/audio and health, with an emphasis on her recent development of first-of-their kind MediMusical Instruments that combine musical expression and skill with improved medical diagnosis/treatment and patient satisfaction/engagement. Alexandra will discuss an ongoing collaboration with Mass General Hospital's Vascular Neurology department as well as potential future applications, followed by Q+A.
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Research Discussions

  • Tuesday, July 13 @1–1:30pm ET
    Professor Rosalind Picard and her students will discuss their research on ways to gauge and improve people's mental health. 
    Learn more and watch the recording
  • Wednesday, July 14 @1–1:30pm ET
    Professor Pattie Maes and her students will discuss their research on sleep and dream engineering for applications in memory, health, and wellbeing.
    Learn more and watch the recording
  • Thursday, July 15 @1–1:30pm ET
    Professor Canan Dağdeviren and her students will discuss their research on small and flexible sensors that may be used to seamlessly track or measure people's physical health.
    Learn more and watch the recording