banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Space Exploration Initiative
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
“Us” aims to help people develop their sense of empathy. It uses machine learning to analyze interlocutors’ signals (e.g., tone of voice,...
OmniFiber is a reconfigurable fiber technology for movement-based interactions based on thin fluidic fiber actuators with closed-loop str...
Spinoff Volta Labs was co-founded by Media Lab alum Udayan Umapathi and Center for Bits and Atoms alum Will Langford.
Looking beyond smart cities
Robotic textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing, and potentially help patients recovering from postsurgery changes
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Today’s assistive communication devices are far from perfect. Using state of the art small, wearable sensors and powerful machine learnin...
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
Overview: The outermost skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space....
Kevin Esvelt calls on the research community to build defenses against future pandemics, not attempt to discover viruses that cause them.
Project Captivate have been designed to serve as an easy and reliable platform to measure physiology in the real world. We've des...
“Don’t touch your face” is seemingly simple advice. Since coronaviruses are stable for days on many surfaces, a person can get COVID-19 b...
Swarms of robots will revolutionize many applications, from targeted material delivery to farming. However, the characteristics that make...
Academic research groups, especially the ones directed by new junior faculty, are under pressure to produce high-quality work timely whil...
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
The center is funded by a $24 million gift to MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research from philanthropist Lisa Yang.
Figur8, founded by alum Nan-Wei Gong, offers a wearable sensor system to improve the diagnosis and treatment of muscle injuries.
Three-dimensional Digital Image Correlation (3D-DIC) is a non-contact optical-numerical technique for evaluating the dynamic mechani...
Nerve-Muscle Graft Chamber and micro-channel arrays tor interface to peripheral nerves for prosthesis control. This research effort ...
Optogenetic techniques have recently been applied to peripheral nerves as a scientific tool with the translatable go...
Lower-extremity amputation surgery has not seen significant change since the Civil War. This research is focused on the development of no...
Although there have been great advances in the control of lower extremity prostheses, transitioning between terrains such as ramps or sta...
The human ankle provides a significant amount of net positive work during the stance period of walking, especially at moderate to fast wa...
Recent advances in artificial limbs have resulted in the provision of powered ankle and knee function for lower extremity amputees and po...
Author Todd Balf gets a front-row seat as Hugh Herr plots his next big act—a $100 million project to end a slate of disabling conditions
New study describes first human implementation of novel approach to limb amputation.
Read about the first upper-limb amputation performed using the AMI procedure created by Media Lab researchers + Brigham and Women’s Hospital
A whole new mode of communication between prosthesis and user.
The 2021 event, held in Kresge Auditorium and streamed live, was an unmistakable sign that MIT’s campus is up and running.
The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT Media Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative, and MilliporeSigma—the lif...
A recent feature in Designboom highlights research conducted by the Biomechatronics group that describes magnetomicrometry.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
C. R. Taylor, S. S. Srinivasan, S. H. Yeon, M. K. O'Donnell, T. J. Roberts, H. M. Herr, Magnetomicrometry, Sci.Robot. 6, eabg0656 (2021), DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.abg0656
Amputation, muscle weakness, and nerve damage can make it difficult to perform simple daily tasks. In this project, we are developing a ...
System uses tiny magnetic beads to rapidly measure the position of muscles and relay that information to a bionic prosthesis.
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Enhancing human physical capability
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket prop...
The Space Sustainability RatingNews Updates!The Space Sustainability Rating design team—comprised of the World Economic Forum, the Europe...
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will gene...
Designing for, with, and by nature
Real World Data (RWD) and Real World Evidence (RWE) are playing an increasing role in healthcare decisions to support innovative use of E...
Research in our laboratory reduces dependence on specialized medical imaging devices, biological and chemical processes and creates new p...
Srinivasan hopes her work will help make using a prosthetic limb far more like the real thing.
Ten principal investigators from seven MIT departments and labs receive MIT J-WAFS seed grants, including Health 0.0 director Pratik Shah.
Foodborne pathogens are a major source of human morbidity, food recalls, and economic loss. Current detection methods for foodborne patho...
OverviewPAL is a wearable platform for personalized, context-aware, and always-present user change. PAL has mu...
Kevin Esvelt, master's student Anika Ullah, and other experts talk about bi-directional contact tracing, privacy, and halting Covid-19.
Hugh Herr discusses the implications of the technology behind his work, from regenerative medicine and surgery to elderly mobility.
Appropriate and adaptive treatment plans are challenging in Parkinson’s disease for several reasons. parkinsAI models drug response...
We introduce–aSpire–a clippable, mobile pneumatic-haptic device designed to help users regulate their breathing rate via subtle tactile f...
The Interplanetary Cookbook, developed by Maggie Coblentz, presents thought-provoking recipes and zero-g kitchenware for the future of li...
Technical summary: Future of clinical development is on the verge of a major transformation due to convergence of large new digital data ...
Staining of tissues sections using chemical and biological dyes has been used for over a century for visualizing various tissue types and...