banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Looking beyond smart cities
Project Captivate have been designed to serve as a easy and reliable platform to measure physiology in the real world. We've desi...
The human ankle provides a significant amount of net positive work during the stance period of walking, especially at moderate to fast wa...
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
Neil Gaikwad, a PhD student in the Media Lab's Space Enabled research group, has received the GSC Graduate Teaching Award, an Institute A...
A lightweight research platform to develop autonomous technology Designed to transform bicycle-sharing systems into an on-demand mob...
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
By Hila Mor, Yu Tianyu, Ken Nakagaki, Benjamin Harvey Miller, Yichen Jia, Hiroshi IshiiThe Venous Materials project envisions a new way t...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
The Moral Machine is a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving c...
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Orbiting is a cooperation between artist Thom Kubli and Prof. Hiroshi Ishii, featuring the Tangible Media Group. It is a novel approach t...
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
The sense of smell is perhaps the most pervasive of all senses, but it is also one of the least understood and least exploited in HCI. We...
Artists and scientists from MIT united to create "Orbiting," an aerial archive of objects that trace the history of humanity.
Space Exploration Initiative
Cocoon is our vision of a programmable dream machine from the future. This device would be enabled by the synthesis of many devices under...
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, audito...
We envision that a close-to-nose interface could be used as a complementary or alternative wearable method to nasal cannulas or mask...
When materials sciences meet HCI and e-textiles, for custom sensors and actuatorsIn this project we explore the process of polymerization...
We are presenting the WorkOut Sensor Node Assistant (WOSNA), a body sensor net composed of many tiny sensor nodes that can suck on the sk...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Learning Creative Learning is an online course and community of educators, designers, technologists, and tinkerers exploring creative lea...
When contemplating the future of life in space, we dream not only of rockets and off-world societies, but also of art, of leisure, and fr...
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
(Note: This project was previously called ECHOS.) Official Commalla website: https://commallamit.wixsite.com/commal...
Lighting conditions in an indoor environment have been shown to affect our cognition and behaviors in a variety of ways. On average, we s...
Today’s assistive communication devices are far from perfect. Using state of the art small, wearable sensors and powerful machine learnin...
Enhancing human physical capability
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
We study textiles and nets as a base form for growing infrastructure and allowing reconfigurable sensing on low gravity bodies (for insta...
The Passive Seismic Experiment was the first seismometer placed on the Moon’s surface. It detected lunar "moonquakes" and provided inform...
Scratch is the world's most popular coding community for kids. Millions of kids around the world are using Scratch to program their ...
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratiza...
Knitting is an established textile manufacturing technique that has been pervasive in the garment and technical fabrics industry. In comp...
SensorNets: Towards Reconfigurable Multifunctional Fine-grained Soft and Stretchable Electronic Skins.SensorNets is a bio...
The PCB debugging could be tricky sometimes. Normally we should check which signal we want to measure in the schematic and switch to PCB ...
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
We are working on communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological s...
Using distance learning as an opportunity to bring engineering skills to life in out of school environments.
While text-editors (e.g., Google Docs, MS Word) might be useful for writing a lecture, they’re not an intuitive medium for designing expe...
Like too many science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the aerospace sector in the US is populated mainly by white people.
We present a mobile heart rate regulator—ambienBeat—which provides closed-loop ambient biofeedback via subliminal tactile stimulus based ...
The design process is no longer limited to one group of individuals, as number, level, and cost make tools ever more accessible. As we mo...
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will gene...
"How can architects/urban developers use technology to foster the human/nature connection and improve our lives?"
We are working to build technology that interfaces with the sleeping mind. As the dreamer descends into sleep, we track different sl...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Living Bits : Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Living Microorganisms in Human-Computer InteractionThere are trillions of livi...
Digital machine knitting is a highly programmable manufacturing process that has been utilized to produce apparel, accessories, and footw...
In this work, we propose a novel fabrication method for 3D objects based on the principle of spooling. By wrapping off-the-shelf material...
State-of-the art liquid handling systems are generally pump-driven systems connected with valves and tubes. These systems are manually a...
kinetiX is a transformable material featuring a design that resembles a cellular structure. It consists of rigid plates or rods and elast...
LeakyPhones is a public/private headset that was designed to encourage face-to-face interactions, curiosity, and healthier ...
Auto-inflatables explores the design space of self-inflating structures. By using chemical reactions as a source of carbon dioxide on-dem...