banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Exploring evolutionary and ecological engineering
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Enhancing human physical capability
David Sun Kong discusses the mission of the Community Biotechnology Initiative on the Mass Cultural Council’s podcast.
Canan Dagdeviren creates flexible ultrathin systems to decode the patterns of disease.
Although significant progress is being made in identifying pH sensing materials and device configurations, a standard protocol for ...
Designing wearable systems for cognitive enhancement
www.ajlunited.orgAn unseen force is rising—helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. ...
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
Lab on Body, Synthetic Biology, and Bio-Digital Systems for Health and Human Enhancement
Designing Wearables for Space Exploration
Wearables are being widely researched for monitoring individual's health and wellbeing. Current generation wearable devices sense an indi...
Center for Extreme Bionics
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Joi Ito talks to Walter Isaacson about AI, ethics, biotech, and how being a DJ prepared him to become the director of the Media Lab.
Designing for, with, and by nature
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
The 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list includes at least three members of the Media Lab community.
Biomechatronics researcher Tyler Clites and Synthetic Neurobiology researcher Fei Chen are among the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees.
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
State-of-the art liquid handling systems are generally pump-driven systems connected with valves and tubes. These systems are manually a...
Cryptography techniques to screen synthetic DNA could help prevent the creation of dangerous pathogens, argues Professor Kevin Esvelt
Sensing and monitoring pH can convey critical information about brain tumors.
Recent advances in medications for neurodegenerative disorders are expanding opportunities for improving the debilitating symptoms suffer...
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
New study describes first human implementation of novel approach to limb amputation.
The development of biotechnologies since the era of recombinant DNA in the 1970s has occurred largely via the interaction of academic, in...
Cool things happen when you control water with a computer.
The Gender Shades project pilots an intersectional approach to inclusive product testing for AI.Algorithmic Bias PersistsGender Shades is...
Design at the Intersection of Technology and Biology
Ed Boyden advances on his goal of understanding how the brain works.
Innovations are looming in food, medicine, brain-machine interfaces, sex, sleep, and do-it-yourself biology. That’s the picture we got fr...
Scientists have created a hair-thin implant that can drip medications deep into the brain by remote control and with pinpoint precision.
A miniaturized system that can deliver tiny quantities of medicine to brain regions as small as 1 cubic millimeter
Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments.
Expansion microscopy (ExM) is a new imaging modality developed by MIT Media Lab's Synthetic Neurobiology group. ExM allows biomolecules t...
Getting in Touch with Your Inner Stomach: An ingestible and flexible piezoelectric device enables sensing of changes in the GI tract.
David Kong at the 7th International Meeting on Synthetic Biology