banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Looking beyond smart cities
Virtual and augmented reality headsets are unique as they have access to our facial area, an area that presents an excellent opportunity ...
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. ...
Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.
Its potential here on Earth has much more widespread benefit potential, particularly in the era of COVID-19.
Clothing that monitors vital signs could be made possible with electronic sensors that have been embedded into stretchy fabrics.
Multimodal textile sensate media as an expressive and deformable musical interfaceIn the area of intelligent textiles, we are exploring a...
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Camera Culture head Ramesh Raskar talks to Rashmi Mohan about his interdisciplinary research and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Space Exploration Initiative
Overview of the Space Sustainability RatingThe global space community is witnessing a rapid increase in creative business models and new ...
When materials sciences meet HCI and e-textiles, for custom sensors and actuatorsIn this project we explore the process of polymerization...
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Spinoff Figur8 and member company Toppan Printing have developed a new service using musculoskeletal sensors to assess body misalignment.
RF-EATS is a new system that can verify the authenticity of food and liquids in closed containers without opening them or requiring ...
Signal Kinetics head Fadel Adib and other junior faculty members talk about the ways the J-WAFS’ seed grant program has catalyzed their work
Awards honor young professors in the Media Lab and departments of Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemical Engineering, EECS, + Math
There are currently UROP openings for this project. All the details available via the link: https://www.braini.io/j...
Enhancing human physical capability
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, audito...
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Johnson, K.T. & Picard, R.W. (2020). Advancing Neuroscience through Wearable Devices. Neuron 108(1), 8-12.
Read the preliminary report from the Living Observatory at Tidmarsh on the benefits of restoration projects on four cranberry farms in MA.
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Fabric samples are headed to the ISS for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.
Can we build a battery-free underwater GPS? While underwater localization is a long-studied problem, we seek to bring it to ba...
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...
Lighting conditions in an indoor environment have been shown to affect our cognition and behaviors in a variety of ways. On average, we s...
Overview: The outermost skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space....
Project Captivate have been designed to serve as an easy and reliable platform to measure physiology in the real world. We've des...
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
Space research, led by a diverse team of women scientists, will be presented at this year's AIAA Ascend Conference.
Building an open, shared, and collaborative future of lunar exploration.Explore the Lunar Open Architecture (LOA) at loa.mit.edu.&nb...
The environmental conditions of prolonged spaceflight pose significant psychological risks for astronauts. In particular, crews of future...
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket prop...
New approach could spark an era of battery-free ocean exploration, with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
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
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...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
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...
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 ...
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...