banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
point of care
Looking beyond smart cities
Co-founded by Professor Rosalind Picard, Empatica develops medical-grade wearables and algorithms for health monitoring and diagnostics.
Enhancing human physical capability
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
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.
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., 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
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…
Space Exploration Initiative
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 …
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.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
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.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
The Space Sustainability RatingThe Space Sustainability Rating design team—comprised of the World Economic Forum, the European Space Agency…
We present PsychicVR, a proof-of-concept system that integrates a brain-computer interface device and virtual reality headset to improve mi…
Games are a uniquely human endeavour, reducing stress and supporting mental well-being. Astronauts aboard the ISS have created their own ga…
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Creating technology for social change
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Designing for, with, and by nature