learning + teaching
banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
Space Exploration Initiative
On "The Loh Down on Science," host Sandra Tsing Loh reports on research from the Conformable Decoders group.
Enhancing human physical capability
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
L. Chicos, D. Rangaprakash, R. Barry, H. Herr, Resting State Neurophysiology of Agonist-Antagonist Myoneural Interface in Persons with Transtibial Amputation. under review at Nature Communications Medicine. (2023).
Looking beyond smart cities
MIT Technology Review reports on transdermal drug delivery research from the Conformable Decoders group, led by Professor Canan Dagdeviren.
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning cha…
Recent advances in medications for neurodegenerative disorders are expanding opportunities for improving the debilitating symptoms suffered…
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Nanoelectronics has the potential to enable radica…
Improvements in ingestible electronics with the capacity to sense physiological and pathophysiological states have transformed the standard…
Nearly all classes of wearable and implantable biomedical devices depend on battery power for continuous operation. However, the life span …
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. Ho…
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically infe…
A Distance Learning Model for Global Laboratory-Based Synthetic Biology Education Synthetic Biology ( SynBio) tools hold the…
We present the "MicroPET" mission, consisting of an autonomous payload for enzymatic reactions and microbial cultivation with fully program…
Ultrasound-induced transdermal drug delivery (sonophoresis) has long lingered in the by-lanes of academic and industrial research, and has …
CyberBiome is a programmable bio-digital organ, a wearable biosynthesis platform for personalized, on-demand production of therapeutics and…
Facemasks are used to reduce exposure to viruses and other environmental hazards such as air pollution, and integrating wearable electronic…
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
A team of Boston surgeons and scientists has developed a new approach to amputation.
Existing upper extremity prosthesis controllers have limited functionality and place high cognitive demands on users, both of which contrib…
Ultrasound is widely used for tissue imaging such as breast cancer diagnosis; however, fundamental challenges limit…
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
StyleFlexible; Individual projects (teamwork can also be possible upon the wish of students).To pass, you must: (i) attend at least 3/…
Canan Dağdeviren, head of the Conformable Decoders research group, discusses her time at the MIT Media Lab and where her research is headed.
Media Lab alum Tomás Vega talks to ZDNet about MouthPad, a Bluetooth-enabled mouthpiece that enables hands-free control of digital devices.
7NEWS talks to Fluid Interfaces alum Tomás Vega and his Augmental co-founder Corten Singer about their bluetooth-enabled mouthpiece.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Catch David S. Kong on Joe Blair's Epic Human Podcast, as he discusses his mission to empower communities through biotechnology.
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
This collaboration explores the intersection of plants and tech, from WALL-E to Media Lab alum Harpreet Sareen’s Cyborg Botany projects.
Beyond the Cradle
Lower-extremity amputees face a series of potentially serious post-operative complications. Among these are increased risk of further amput…
A pandemic-fueled transformation of the MIT course "How to Grow (Almost) Anything" leads to next steps in democratizing synthetic biology
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Nature Review Molecular Cell and Biology 23, 166 (2022).
Biophysical Journal 2022, S0006-3495(22)00476-3. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2022.06.017.
Linus Pauling agreed to the word "helix" instead of spiral, the rise of the alpha-helix, by extension, the ‘double helix’ structure of DNA.
Chem. Rev. 2022, 122, 18, 14085–14179
AbstractDevices that facilitate nonverbal communication typically require high computational loads or have rigid and bulky form factors&nbs…
Two-dimensional radiographs are commonly used for evaluating sub-surface hard structures of teeth, but they have low sensitivity for early …
Paper diagnostics can be used for affordable and scalable biomarker detection. We propose new methods for stabilizing cellulose-based immun…
Technical summary: Future of clinical development is on the verge of a major transformation due to convergence of large new digital data so…
Technical summaryUnstructured learning problems without well-defined rewards are unsuitable for current reinforcement learning (RL) approac…
Staining of tissues sections using chemical and biological dyes has been used for over a century for visualizing various tissue types and m…
Dr. Shah and his research lab at MIT has significant expertise and motivation to bring problems from the clinic and society into the labora…
The Panther network was instrumental in helping Lina Henriquez obtain and thrive in the MIT summer program.
A capsule that tunnels through mucus in the GI tract could be used to orally administer large protein drugs such as insulin.
MIT researchers describe an intracellular antenna that's compatible with 3D biological systems + can operate wirelessly inside a living cell
Style:Teamwork; CollectiveTo pass, you must: (i) attend all the class lectures, (ii) participate during the experimental/simulation se…
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Designing for, with, and by nature
This special issue encourages contributors to submit their work in this field to demonstrate its great potential to reshape everyday life.