learning + teaching
banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
Enhancing human physical capability
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.
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
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
Space Exploration Initiative
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a thir…
PhD student is designing and building a sustainable care and delivery model in Sierra Leone
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Using ultrasonic waves that propel drug molecules into the skin, the patch could be used to treat a variety of skin conditions.
Ultrasound-induced transdermal drug delivery (sonophoresis) has long lingered in the by-lanes of academic and industrial research, and has …
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]
Fluid Interfaces head Pattie Maes and five other experts talk about emerging health and wellness technologies.
We've designed a health system strengthening model to support and expand the prosthetic and orthotic sector that cares for people wit…
There are currently UROP openings for this project. AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of gla…
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
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.
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, auditory…
The Road to 2050, a six-part docuseries from The Franklin Institute, examines the ways that today's technology will shape the future.
Artificial intelligence can make adults nervous, but experts say exploring it as a family is the best way to understand its pros and cons.
Jain A, Schoeller F, Horowitz A, Hu X, Yan G, Salomon R and Maes P (2023) Aesthetic chills cause an emotional drift in valence and arousal. Front. Neurosci. 16:1013117. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2022.1013117
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Media Lab spinoff Sourcemap and MIT spinoff Overjet have been listed among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Spinoff Vecna Technologies uses a wide range of robotic and digital technologies to help solve a variety of issues in healthcare.
Xander plans to launch its first product, XanderGlasses, designed for people with hearing loss or auditory processing challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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…
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical MonitoringWe present an ap…
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…