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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
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Looking beyond smart cities
MIT Technology Review reports on transdermal drug delivery research from the Conformable Decoders group, led by Professor Canan Dagdeviren.
In a post for the MIT Governance Lab, Media Lab grad student Leonard Francis Vibbi discusses his recent work in Sierra Leone.
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a thir…
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
According to WHO, epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disease globally. CDC statistics show that 1 in 26 individuals in the U.S…
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
OmniFiber is a reconfigurable fiber technology for movement-based interactions based on thin fluidic fiber actuators with closed-loop strai…
Recent advances in medications for neurodegenerative disorders are expanding opportunities for improving the debilitating symptoms suffered…
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 …
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket propel…
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. Ho…
Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the U.S. and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, rang…
The Space Sustainability RatingThe Space Sustainability Rating design team—comprised of the World Economic Forum, the European Space Agency…
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically infe…
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…
We've designed a health system strengthening model to support and expand the prosthetic and orthotic sector that cares for people wit…
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical MonitoringWe present an ap…
Ultrasound-induced transdermal drug delivery (sonophoresis) has long lingered in the by-lanes of academic and industrial research, and has …
Wearables are being widely researched for monitoring individual's health and wellbeing. Current generation wearable devices sense an indivi…
Overview: The outermost skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space. S…
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will genera…
Building an open, shared, and collaborative future of lunar exploration.Explore the Lunar Open Architecture (LOA) at loa.mit.edu. …
Project Captivate have been designed to serve as an easy and reliable platform to measure physiology in the real world. We've desig…
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…
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
These five women at the MIT Media Lab are advancing aerospace science and research, driven by a love of our home planet.
FuseBot is a robotic system that can efficiently find and retrieve both RFID tagged and untagged target objects in line-of-sight, non-line-…
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Swarms of robots will revolutionize many applications, from targeted material delivery to farming. However, the characteristics that make t…
Yu, C., Shah, A., Amiri, N., Marcus, C., Nayeem, M. O. G., Karami, A. M., Dagdeviren, C.†, Advanced Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adma.202300066, 2023. [Invited Paper for Rising Stars Special Series]
Using ultrasonic waves that propel drug molecules into the skin, the patch could be used to treat a variety of skin conditions.
The new device, which can be incorporated into a bra, could allow more frequent monitoring of patients at high risk for breast cancer.
Ultrasound is widely used for tissue imaging such as breast cancer diagnosis; however, fundamental challenges limit…
A modular, membrane protein design based biomimetic sensing system named RESENSA (Receptor S-layer Electrical Nano Sens…
On the ACM ByteCast podcast, Fluid Interfaces head Pattie Maes talks to host Rashmi Mohan about the passion that has shaped her career.
Canan Dağdeviren, head of the Conformable Decoders research group, discusses her time at the MIT Media Lab and where her research is headed.
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Media Lab alum Judith Amores talks to Scientific American about a lightweight, wireless interface to deliver scents to VR users.
In a study presented at CHI 2023, Media Lab alumni used Pringles & audio filters to explore the intersection of sound, flavor, & perception.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
A new study suggests that experiencing aesthetic chills, or goosebumps, during stimuli like music and films can lead to increased emotions.
There are currently UROP openings for this project. AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of gla…
Media Lab postdoc Adam Haar Horowitz discusses using “dream engineering” techniques to give people more control over their dreams.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
The device detects the same molecules that cell receptors do, and may enable routine early screening for cancers and other diseases.
By Rachel BellisleOverview:The Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (GLCS or “Skinsuit”) is an intravehicular activity suit for astronau…
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
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.
Q+A sessions on two research projects with contributors from MIT and the Media Lab will be livestreamed from the ISS on May 26 and May 28.
The Axiom Mission 2 launch will carry a variety of research from the MIT Media Lab to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 21, 2023
Targeted dream incubation (TDI) is a methodology for guiding (or “incubating”) dreams towards specific themes. Please read the FAQ below to…