banking and finance
internet of things
point of care
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Designing wearable systems for cognitive enhancement
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Creating technology for social change
The delivery of mental health interventions via ubiquitous devices has shown a lot of promise. A natural conversational interface that al...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Our published research findings listed below share key examples for reducing dependence on specialized medical devices, biological &...
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
A Case for Breastfeeding InnovationBreastfeeding saves lives.If women globally were able to meet the WHO's public health goal to exclusiv...
Can a person look at a portable display, click on a few buttons, and recover his or her refractive condition? Our optometry solution comb...
Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children. The skills required to diagnose it make it an even greater concern. Our solutio...
Climate change is going to alter the environments that we depend on in myriad ways. We're using data to identify and quantify these poten...
This study aims to bring objective measurement to the multiple "pulse" and "pulse-like" measures made by practitioners of traditional Chi...
The goal of this project is to apply machine learning methods to model the wellbeing of MIT undergraduate students. Extensive data is obt...
The relationship between breathing and self-reported stress is bidirectional. Respiration pattern is an indicator of stress, but it can a...
A learning framework for secure, decentralized, computationally efficient data and model sharing among multiple robot units installed at...
Swarms of robots will revolutionize many applications, from targeted material delivery to farming. However, the characteristics that make...
We introduce SkinBot: a lightweight robot that moves over the skin's surface with a two-legged suction-based locomotion mechanism and cap...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
We are creating new communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological...
HeartBit is an interface designed for haptic heart rate biofeedback. A handheld heart beats alongside your own, mirroring the size, weigh...
NeverMind is an interface and application designed to support human memory. We combine the memory palace memorization method with augment...
We present PsychicVR, a proof-of-concept system that integrates a brain-computer interface device and virtual reality headset to improve ...
Pattie Maes discusses her group’s approach to bridging this divide and improving our relationships with technology.
Center for Extreme Bionics
We are performing long-term measurements of autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity on patients with epilepsy. In certain cases, autonomi...
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
In the United States, there are an estimated 1.7 million people living with amputation, with that number expected to double by 2050. Com...
Lower-extremity amputation surgery has not seen significant change since the Civil War. This research is focused on the development of no...
Recent advances in artificial limbs have resulted in the provision of powered ankle and knee function for lower extremity amputees and po...
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically in...
Nearly all classes of wearable and implantable biomedical devices depend on battery power for continuous operation. However, the life spa...
Although significant progress is being made in identifying pH sensing materials and device configurations, a standard protocol for ...
We are providing our tools to the community, and also using them within our lab, to analyze how specific brain mechanisms (molecular, cel...
The brain is a three-dimensional, densely-wired circuit that computes via large sets of widely distributed neurons interacting at fast ti...
We have pioneered the development of fully genetically encoded reagents that, when targeted to specific cells, enable their physiology to...
New technologies for recording neural activity, controlling neural activity, or building brain circuits, may be capable someday of servin...
Today’s health sensors (which monitor breathing, heartbeats, steps, etc.) require their users to wear them on their bodies. In contrast, ...
In this TED Talk, Affective Computing head Rosalind Picard explains how AI can help save lives.
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
It is increasingly hard for adults and children alike to be attentive given the increasing amounts of information and distractions surrou...
inSight is a brain decoding system. It uses generative models (BigGAN and MusicVAE) to stimulate the brain with synthetic, but natu...
A wearable olfactory display that monitors cardio-respiratory information to support mental wellbeing.BioEssence is a novel wearable olfa...
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
We have described validation of novel machine learning architectures for designing faster, safer, and more efficacious digital medicines ...
Sleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a third of our ...
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
The human experience of food extends far beyond that of mere nourishment. Debriefs with astronauts tell us that food is a key, creat...
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
The technology being developed can enable personalized interactions with an autistic child, helping therapists to engage their attention.
Future of clinical development is on the verge of a major transformation due to convergence of large new digital data sources, the comput...
The Guardians Project aims to use the same game design principles used in mobile game platforms to create greater engagement with individ...
Scientists hope these genetically modified "gene drive" mosquitoes could help eradicate malaria.
Fadel Adib talks to CBS about a project from the Signal Kinetics group that aims to democratize food quality and safety testing.
EngageME: Personalized machine learning and humanoid robots for measuring affect and engagement of children with autismEngageME is a proj...
In-Vivo Networking (IVN) is the new technology that can wirelessly power and communicate with tiny devices implanted deep within the...
We have developed a wireless system that leverages the inexpensive RFID tags already on hundreds of billions of products to sense potent...
Designing for, with, and by nature
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Enhancing human physical capability
PAL (Personalized Active Learner) is a wearable system with on-device machine learning to help users with real-time, perso...
Exploring evolutionary and ecological engineering
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Cummings School and MIT are working with Massachusetts citizens to deploy immune mice as frontline soldiers in the war against the disease.
Assisting physicians and patients by novel computational processes at the point-of-care.
We now have more challenging choices to make than simply whether to be vegan, pescatarian or carnivore, thanks to technology.
'Affective computing' measures subtle changes in stress and mental health.