learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Enhancing human physical capability
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Ultrasound is widely used for tissue imaging such as breast cancer diagnosis; however, fundamental challenges limit…
Ultrasound-induced transdermal drug delivery (sonophoresis) has long lingered in the by-lanes of academic and industrial research, and has …
Facemasks are used to reduce exposure to viruses and other environmental hazards such as air pollution, and integrating wearable electronic…
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
There are currently UROP openings for this project. AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of gla…
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Professor Dagdeviren was recognized for her work developing a wearable ultrasound patch for early breast cancer detection.
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Looking beyond smart cities
Guillermo Herrera-Arcos from the Media Lab's Biomechatronics group has received two fellowships in support of his PhD.
According to WHO, epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disease globally. CDC statistics show that 1 in 26 individuals in the U.S…
The environmental conditions of prolonged spaceflight pose significant psychological risks for astronauts. In particular, crews of future …
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Space Exploration Initiative
OmniFiber is a reconfigurable fiber technology for movement-based interactions based on thin fluidic fiber actuators with closed-loop strai…
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a thir…
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Decentralized Society | Architecting the new internet for the good of the people
The Space Sustainability RatingThe Space Sustainability Rating design team—comprised of the World Economic Forum, the European Space Agency…
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Prof. Canan Dagdeviren talks to Boston 25 News about a wearable ultrasound device that could help detect early-stage breast cancer.
Prof. Canan Dagdeviren talks to CBS News about a wearable ultrasound device that could allow users to detect early changes in breast tissue.
On "The Loh Down on Science," host Sandra Tsing Loh reports on research from the Conformable Decoders group.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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.
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.
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.