banking and finance
internet of things
point of care
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
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.
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Advancing wellbeing by using new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
State-of-the art liquid handling systems are generally pump-driven systems connected with valves and tubes. These systems are manually a...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
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.
Although significant progress is being made in identifying pH sensing materials and device configurations, a standard protocol for ...
Recent advances in medications for neurodegenerative disorders are expanding opportunities for improving the debilitating symptoms suffer...
Designing for, with, and by nature
Enhancing human physical capability
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Center for Extreme Bionics
New study describes first human implementation of novel approach to limb amputation.
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
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.
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