banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Enhancing human physical capability
AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of glasses, which senses brain activity (electroencephal...
Space Exploration Initiative
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Project Captivate have been designed to serve as an easy and reliable platform to measure physiology in the real world. We've des...
Overview: The outermost skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space....
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
OverviewPAL is a wearable platform for personalized, context-aware, and always-present user change. PAL has mu...
We present the design, implementation, and evaluation of 𝑈2𝐵, a technology that enables scalable ad ultra-low power ocean IoT. At t...
A new device extracts energy from ambient noise
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
AbstractDevices that facilitate nonverbal communication typically require high computational loads or have rigid and bulky form factors&n...
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. ...
Recent advances in medications for neurodegenerative disorders are expanding opportunities for improving the debilitating symptoms suffer...
Improvements in ingestible electronics with the capacity to sense physiological and pathophysiological states have transformed the standa...
Looking beyond smart cities
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ...
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
“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...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Biological Carbon Pump (BCP), which refers to the transport of particulate organic carbon (POC) from the ocean’s surface to the bottom, d...
The sense of smell is perhaps the most pervasive of all senses, but it is also one of the least understood and least exploited in HCI. We...
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, audito...
When materials sciences meet HCI and e-textiles, for custom sensors and actuatorsIn this project we explore the process of polymerization...
We are presenting the WorkOut Sensor Node Assistant (WOSNA), a body sensor net composed of many tiny sensor nodes that can suck on the sk...
We imagine equipping electronic skins with a sense of attention in order to operate more efficiently in resource constrained environment...
Did you know that submarines today still cannot wirelessly communicate with airplanes? For decades, communicating between underwater and ...
Lighting conditions in an indoor environment have been shown to affect our cognition and behaviors in a variety of ways. On average, we s...
We study textiles and nets as a base form for growing infrastructure and allowing reconfigurable sensing on low gravity bodies (for insta...
Regenerative agriculture, or “carbon farming,” is the use of agricultural practices and crops that draw down excess atmospheric carbon th...
TransparenSea is an AI system that uses video from tuna longline vessels as input to identify dangerous fishing practices while at sea.Co...
Tidmarsh is a 600-acre former cranberry farm near Plymouth, MA that has undergone a restoration to wetland. We have instrumented the site...
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratiza...
An astronaut's ability to leverage the sense of touch is substantially reduced when wearing a protective, pressurized spacesuit. We imagi...
Knitting is an established textile manufacturing technique that has been pervasive in the garment and technical fabrics industry. In comp...
Microbial monitoring plays a critical role in informing governments, researchers, and locals on the health of their ecosystem. Unfo...
SensorNets: Towards Reconfigurable Multifunctional Fine-grained Soft and Stretchable Electronic Skins.SensorNets is a bio...
When we form memories, not everything that we perceive is noticed; not everything that we notice is remembered. Humans are excellent at ...
Two of the most important traits of environmental hazards today are their invisibility and the fact that they are experienced by communit...
Cells’ biomechanical responses to external stimuli have been intensively studied but rarely implemented into devices that interact w...
Auto-inflatables explores the design space of self-inflating structures. By using chemical reactions as a source of carbon dioxide on-dem...
Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.
The Mediated Atmosphere project envisions a smart office that is capable of dynamically transforming itself to enhance occupants' work ex...
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Clothing that monitors vital signs could be made possible with electronic sensors that have been embedded into stretchy fabrics.
An affective robotic ring which allows users to interact with multiple robots using finger gestures.- Runs on Robotic Operating System (R...
Sound and space are fundamentally intertwined, at both a physical and perceptual level. Sound radiates from vibrating materials, fillin...
Its potential here on Earth has much more widespread benefit potential, particularly in the era of COVID-19.
Here's my take on the future of textiles, as well as the connection between research and manufacturing.
KnittedKeyboard at ETH Rethinking Creativity Pavilion