banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
point of care
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Space Exploration Initiative
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Project Captivate have been designed to serve as an easy and reliable platform to measure physiology in the real world. We've desig…
"Autonomous operations are critical for the success, safety, and crew survival of NASA deep space missions beyond low Earth orbit, includin…
SensorNets: Towards Reconfigurable Multifunctional Fine-grained Soft and Stretchable Electronic Skins.SensorNets is a bioin…
Overview: The outermost skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space. S…
There are currently UROP openings for this project. AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of gla…
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…
Enhancing human physical capability
The device could help scientists explore unknown regions of the ocean, track pollution, or monitor the effects of climate change.
It is known that prolonged exposure to micro and hyper-gravity induces various acute health risks, such as osteoporosis, skeletal muscle at…
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Nanoelectronics has the potential to enable radica…
MIT researchers describe an intracellular antenna that's compatible with 3D biological systems + can operate wirelessly inside a living cell
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Community-scale Ocean Profiling Sensor Node
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
Low-cost, modular, open source, and portable bio reactor.
Style:Teamwork; CollectiveTo pass, you must: (i) attend all the class lectures, (ii) participate during the experimental/simulation se…
Rico Medina, Andres. “Socio-Environmental Sensor Networks for Community Sensing.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, 2022.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Looking beyond smart cities
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Chameleon is a wall-mounted sensor system that uses machine learning to classify building activity.We present the system as an alternative …
The Space Sustainability RatingThe Space Sustainability Rating design team—comprised of the World Economic Forum, the European Space Agency…
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical MonitoringWe present an ap…
Researchers develop a comfortable, form-fitting fabric that recognizes its wearer’s activities, like walking, running, and jumping.
Ancient textiles have played a major role in the social, economic, and religious structures of communities around the world. Iconic, indige…
FuseBot is a robotic system that can efficiently find and retrieve both RFID tagged and untagged target objects in line-of-sight, non-line-…
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gravi…
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 p…
ArtBoat is a tool for communities to make collaborative light paintings in public spaces and reimagine the future of their cities. &n…
Two of the most important traits of environmental hazards today are their invisibility and the fact that they are experienced by communitie…
Labby has developed an optical milk scanner based on materials-sensing technology that dairy farmers can use to measure their cows' health.
By Rachel Bellisle
Virtual and augmented reality headsets are unique as they have access to our facial area, an area that presents an excellent opportunity fo…
With advances in virtual reality (VR) and physiological sensing technology, even more immersive computer-mediated communication through lif…
AttentivU smart glasses designed to help wearers tune into a task and tune out the world.
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will enscon…
MIT Environmental SensorsTerMITes are a wireless environmental sensor platform that enables designers and researchers with the necessary to…
When imagining human life in space, how will we express our humanity and creativity in an alien environment? Can the art we make both refle…
The environmental conditions of prolonged spaceflight pose significant psychological risks for astronauts. In particular, crews of future …
Spanning from the early Musical Telegraph and Electronic Sackbut, to the late EMS Synthi AKS and Moog Synthesizers, electronic music and mu…
This project seeks to examine the effects of altered gravity on an individual’s physiology during parabolic flight. Specifically, we will c…
EngageME: Personalized machine learning and humanoid robots for measuring affect and engagement of children with autismEngageME is a projec…
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of the …
He was recognized for his innovative contributions to wireless sensing and for networking advances in challenging environments.
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratizati…
In this work, we have developed a textile-based interactive surface fabricated through machine knitting technology. Our prototype exp…
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 task…
Developed in collaboration with dancer Loni Landon, Tapis Magique is a pressure-sensitive, knitted electronic textile carpet.
Dr. Shah and his research lab at MIT has significant expertise and motivation to bring problems from the clinic and society into the labora…
Whispers Of The Mountain is a voice activated sensor fusion system mounted on downhill snow skis. The system can record 6 axis acceleration…
Living Observatory is an initiative for documenting and interpreting ecological change that will allow people, individually and collectivel…
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