banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
point of care
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, auditory…
The Road to 2050, a six-part docuseries from The Franklin Institute, examines the ways that today's technology will shape the future.
Enhancing human physical capability
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
X-AR is an augmented reality (AR) system that gives humans "X-Ray Vision" X-AR is a new AR headset that enables users to see things th…
The device could help workers locate objects for fulfilling e-commerce orders or identify parts for assembling products.
There are currently UROP openings for this project. AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of gla…
Space Exploration Initiative
Low-cost, modular, open source, and portable bio reactor for urban bio-sensor development.
Chameleon is a machine learning enhanced sensor system that uses co2 and PIR sensors to classify room occupancy and use.
Community-scale profiling sensor node for ocean monitoring and community coordination of fishing activities.
JettSen is an open source mobile sensor system that enables citizens, urban planners, and city officials to collectively address urba…
Whispers Of The Mountain is a sensor system mounted on snow skis. The system allows for crowdsourcing environmental data of mou…
TerMITes are a wireless environmental sensor platform that enables designers and researchers with the necessary tools to capture envir…
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Fadel Adib uses wireless technologies to sense the world in new ways, addressing sweeping problems such as food insecurity + climate change
FuseBot is a robotic system that can efficiently find and retrieve both RFID tagged and untagged target objects in line-of-sight, non-line-…
Looking beyond smart cities
Magnetomicrometry uses implantable magnets to track the position of muscles, potentially improving the control and efficacy of prosthetics.
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
Alumni Nan-Wei Gong and Anirudh Sharma will deliver the 2022 C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture at Elon University.
Media Lab spinoff Labby is developing tools to improve the quality of milk and the health of dairy cows.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gravi…
She was recognized for her work on the development of a soft multifunctional wearable platform.
Media Lab spinoff Butlr, co-founded by Honghao Deng and Jiani Zeng, raises $20 million in a Series A funding round.
Be inspired by Rohit Prasad, SVP and Head Scientist, Alexa AI, Amazon, Tye Brady, Chief Technologist, Amazon Robotics, Dilip Kumar, VP, Phy…
Two research papers published by Brown and MIT researchers focus on the possibility of employing improved muscle tracking technology.
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new wor…
It is known that prolonged exposure to micro and hyper-gravity induces various acute health risks, such as osteoporosis, skeletal muscle at…
The Signal Kinetics lab's underwater camera project was chosen as a research highlight in the current issue of Nature Electronics
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ne…
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket propel…
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
Facemasks are used to reduce exposure to viruses and other environmental hazards such as air pollution, and integrating wearable electronic…
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical MonitoringWe present an ap…
Spacecraft wrapped in sensor-rich electronic textiles could double as scientific instruments
AbstractDevices that facilitate nonverbal communication typically require high computational loads or have rigid and bulky form factors&nbs…
Dr. Shah and his research lab at MIT has significant expertise and motivation to bring problems from the clinic and society into the labora…
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…
"Autonomous operations are critical for the success, safety, and crew survival of NASA deep space missions beyond low Earth orbit, includin…
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Nanoelectronics has the potential to enable radica…
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Project Captivate have been designed to serve as an easy and reliable platform to measure physiology in the real world. We've desig…
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…
The device could help scientists explore unknown regions of the ocean, track pollution, or monitor the effects of climate change.
MIT researchers describe an intracellular antenna that's compatible with 3D biological systems + can operate wirelessly inside a living cell
We introduce–aSpire–a clippable, mobile pneumatic-haptic device designed to help users regulate their breathing rate via subtle tactile fee…
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.
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
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…
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…