banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
MIT Environmental SensorsTerMITes are a wireless environmental sensor platform that enables designers and researchers with the necessary ...
Space Exploration Initiative
By Rachel Bellisle
When imagining human life in space, how will we express our humanity and creativity in an alien environment? Can the art we make both ref...
The environmental conditions of prolonged spaceflight pose significant psychological risks for astronauts. In particular, crews of futur...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Spanning from the early Musical Telegraph and Electronic Sackbut, to the late EMS Synthi AKS and Moog Synthesizers, electronic music and ...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
This project seeks to examine the effects of altered gravity on an individual’s physiology during parabolic flight. Specifically, we will...
EngageME: Personalized machine learning and humanoid robots for measuring affect and engagement of children with autismEngageME is a proj...
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Chameleon is a wall mounted sensor system that uses machine learning to classify building activity.We present the system as an alternativ...
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of th...
He was recognized for his innovative contributions to wireless sensing and for networking advances in challenging environments.
Ancient textiles have played a major role in the social, economic, and religious structures of communities around the world. Iconic, indi...
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratiza...
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 Agen...
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
In this work, we have developed a textile-based interactive surface fabricated through machine knitting technology. Our prototype e...
Looking beyond smart cities
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical MonitoringWe present an ...
Inspired by the human ear, a new acoustic fabric converts audible sounds into electrical signals.
Rapid prototyping platforms such as 3D printers used for digital fabrication are today able to manufacture custom objects for specific ta...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
There are currently UROP openings for this project. All the details available via the link: https://www.braini.io/j...
It is known that prolonged exposure to micro and hyper-gravity induces various acute health risks, such as osteoporosis, skeletal muscle ...
Developed in collaboration with dancer Loni Landon, Tapis Magique is a pressure-sensitive, knitted electronic textile carpet.
Enhancing human physical capability
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Dr. Shah and his research lab at MIT has significant expertise and motivation to bring problems from the clinic and society into the labo...
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Whispers Of The Mountain is a voice activated sensor fusion system mounted on downhill snow skis. The system can record 6 axis accelerati...
Living Observatory is an initiative for documenting and interpreting ecological change that will allow people, individually and collectiv...
Butlr's people-sensing platform uses body heat to provide actionable spatial insights for the built environment.
Spacecraft wrapped in sensor-rich electronic textiles could double as scientific instruments
Pressure-sensitive, knitted electronic textile carpet generates 3D sensor data based on body gestures, drives an immersive sonic environment
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
In recent years, there has been an increase in low-cost and open-source electronic and chemical sensors that hobbyists, concerned citizen...
Overview: The outermost skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space....
Gravity Proof is a performance and mission to prepare and cook bread in space. Inspired by ancient recipes and archaeological bread ...
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...
RFusion is a robotic system that can search for and retrieve items in line-of-sight, non-line-of-sight, and fully occluded settings. It c...
Figur8, founded by alum Nan-Wei Gong, offers a wearable sensor system to improve the diagnosis and treatment of muscle injuries.
Recent advances in artificial limbs have resulted in the provision of powered ankle and knee function for lower extremity amputees and po...
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally ...
A whole new mode of communication between prosthesis and user.
Death and the Powers is a groundbreaking opera that brings a variety of technological, conceptual, and aesthetic innovations to the ...
Peter Alexander Torpey and Elena Naomi Jessop. 2009. Disembodied performance. CHI '09 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 3685–3690. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/1520340.1520555
A recent feature in Designboom highlights research conducted by the Biomechatronics group that describes magnetomicrometry.
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ...
Liu, Fangzheng. (2021). LunarWSN: A Wireless Sensor Network for In-Situ Lunar Water Ice Detection.
Amputation, muscle weakness, and nerve damage can make it difficult to perform simple daily tasks. In this project, we are developing a ...
We plan to use magnetomicrometry to provide natural control over prosthetic limbs
C. Taylor, Magnetomicrometry : Tissue length tracking via implanted magnetic beads (2020). https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/130210
"Autonomous operations are critical for the success, safety, and crew survival of NASA deep space missions beyond low Earth orbit, includ...
Regenerative agriculture, or “carbon farming,” is the use of agricultural practices and crops that draw down excess atmospheric carbon th...
We have developed tightly coupled sensor network that tries to mimic some of the sensory characteristics of a natural skin. Developed in ...
Wicaksono, I.*, Cherston, J.*, & Paradiso, J. A. (2021). Electronic Textile Gaia: Ubiquitous Computational Substrates Across Geometric Scales. IEEE Pervasive Computing.
Biological Carbon Pump (BCP), which refers to the transport of particulate organic carbon (POC) from the ocean’s surface to the bottom, d...
Living in space could have significant physical and mental impacts on astronauts. Wearables have the potential to play a critical role in...
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket prop...
The Space Exploration Initiative supports research across and beyond MIT in two microgravity flights this spring.
Ever wish you could toss your folded up tent and have it self-assemble mid-air? Well...you can. In a zero gravity environment.Self ...