banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
point of care
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Xander plans to launch its first product, XanderGlasses, designed for people with hearing loss or auditory processing challenges.
Space Exploration Initiative
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Fadel Adib uses wireless technologies to sense the world in new ways, addressing sweeping problems such as food insecurity + climate change
FuseBot is a robotic system that can efficiently find and retrieve both RFID tagged and untagged target objects in line-of-sight, non-line-…
Looking beyond smart cities
Magnetomicrometry has exciting prospects for the control of wearable robotics, including prostheses and exoskeletons.
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
A new paper published by Kevin Esvelt lays out a blueprint for preventing, preparing for, and responding to future pandemics.
Co-founded by Media Lab alum Alex Westner, Xander will introduce its first product, XanderGlasses, at CES 2023.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Brain-computer interfaces, IoT and AI to fuel the advancement of assistive technology devices for ALS patients.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Craig Ferguson discusses Paradise Island, Affective Computing's new game for mental health.
Advancements in machine learning have recently enabled the hyper-realistic synthesis of prose, images, audio and video data, in what is ref…
Co-founded by Professor Rosalind Picard, Empatica develops medical-grade wearables and algorithms for health monitoring and diagnostics.
Enhancing human physical capability
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Lara Ozkan (undergraduate researcher in the Conformable Decoders group) was selected as MIT Schwarzman College of Computing’s SERC Scholar.
“Us” aims to help people develop their sense of empathy. It uses machine learning to analyze interlocutors’ signals (e.g., choice of words,…
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket propel…
Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disease globally. In the U.S., 1.2% of the national population reported active epilepsy in …
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
The system measures biological and environmental changes, and detects contact between the mask and the wearer’s skin.
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Facemasks are used to reduce exposure to viruses and other environmental hazards such as air pollution, and integrating wearable electronic…
There are currently UROP openings for this project. AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of gla…
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical MonitoringWe present an ap…
Communication skills are critical for all. We design and develop systems to help people with communication issues, eg more empa…
AbstractDevices that facilitate nonverbal communication typically require high computational loads or have rigid and bulky form factors&nbs…
We built a low-cost and open source 405 nm imaging device to capture red fluorescence signatures associated with the oral biomarker porphyr…
Two-dimensional radiographs are commonly used for evaluating sub-surface hard structures of teeth, but they have low sensitivity for early …
A large proportion of the American population currently suffers from sleep disorders. Among them are patients with obstructive sleep apnea …
Paper diagnostics can be used for affordable and scalable biomarker detection. We propose new methods for stabilizing cellulose-based immun…
We report a novel method that processes biomarker images collected at the point of care and uses machine learning algorithms to provide a f…
Imaging fluorescent disease biomarkers in tissues and skin is a non-invasive method to screen for health conditions. We report an automated…
Biomarker imaging provides non-invasive indicators of disease and is used by human experts to augment disease diagnosis. It is, however, of…
We have developed a new process to screen patients at the point-of-care with FDA-approved technology-enabled mobile health screenings (TES)…
Technical summary: Future of clinical development is on the verge of a major transformation due to convergence of large new digital data so…
General overview:Sepsis, a life-threatening complication of bacterial infection, leads to millions of worldwide deaths requires significant…
General OverviewStaining of tissues sections using chemical and biological dyes has been used for over a century for visualizing various ti…
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…
Foodborne pathogens are a major source of human morbidity, food recalls, and economic loss. Current detection methods for foodborne pathoge…
Research studies led by Dr. Shah, in collaboration with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have develope…
Research studies led by Dr. Shah in his laboratory have created new paradigms for using low-cost images captured using simple optical …
More than 95% of the ocean has never been observed by humans, even though the ocean plays the largest role in the world's climate system, h…
As we work to improve prosthetic care in the US and in countries around the world, we are committed to learning from our most valuable asse…
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
A capsule that tunnels through mucus in the GI tract could be used to orally administer large protein drugs such as insulin.
Project Captivate have been designed to serve as an easy and reliable platform to measure physiology in the real world. We've desig…
Overview: The outermost skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space. S…
"No one would ever expect people to build their own heart valves at home"-- Francesca Riccio-Ackerman on inequity in the prosthetic field.
Francesca Riccio-Ackerman and co-authors consider advances in the treatment of conditions associated with aging.
We introduce–aSpire–a clippable, mobile pneumatic-haptic device designed to help users regulate their breathing rate via subtle tactile fee…
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Style:Teamwork; CollectiveTo pass, you must: (i) attend all the class lectures, (ii) participate during the experimental/simulation se…
MIT uses affective computing in efforts to improve human mental health.
In a recent MISTI course, students engaged on collaborative solutions to climate, health care, and economic development in the Middle East.