banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Cocoon is our vision of a programmable dream machine from the future. This device would be enabled by the synthesis of many devices under...
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, audito...
We envision that a close-to-nose interface could be used as a complementary or alternative wearable method to nasal cannulas or mask...
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...
Learning Creative Learning is an online course and community of educators, designers, technologists, and tinkerers exploring creative lea...
When contemplating the future of life in space, we dream not only of rockets and off-world societies, but also of art, of leisure, and fr...
A lightweight research platform to develop autonomous technology Designed to transform bicycle-sharing systems into an on-demand mob...
(Note: This project was previously called ECHOS.) Official Commalla website: https://commallamit.wixsite.com/commal...
Lighting conditions in an indoor environment have been shown to affect our cognition and behaviors in a variety of ways. On average, we s...
Today’s assistive communication devices are far from perfect. Using state of the art small, wearable sensors and powerful machine learnin...
Project Captivate have been designed to serve as a easy and reliable platform to measure physiology in the real world. We've desi...
We study textiles and nets as a base form for growing infrastructure and allowing reconfigurable sensing on low gravity bodies (for insta...
The Passive Seismic Experiment was the first seismometer placed on the Moon’s surface. It detected lunar "moonquakes" and provided inform...
Scratch is the world's most popular coding community for kids. Millions of kids around the world are using Scratch to program their ...
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratiza...
Knitting is an established textile manufacturing technique that has been pervasive in the garment and technical fabrics industry. In comp...
SensorNets: Towards Reconfigurable Multifunctional Fine-grained Soft and Stretchable Electronic Skins.SensorNets is a bio...
The PCB debugging could be tricky sometimes. Normally we should check which signal we want to measure in the schematic and switch to PCB ...
We are working on communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological s...
While text-editors (e.g., Google Docs, MS Word) might be useful for writing a lecture, they’re not an intuitive medium for designing expe...
The design process is no longer limited to one group of individuals, as number, level, and cost make tools ever more accessible. As we mo...
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will gene...
By Hila Mor, Yu Tianyu, Ken Nakagaki, Benjamin Harvey Miller, Yichen Jia, Hiroshi IshiiThe Venous Materials project envisions a new way t...
We are working to build technology that interfaces with the sleeping mind. As the dreamer descends into sleep, we track different sl...
Living Bits : Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Living Microorganisms in Human-Computer InteractionThere are trillions of livi...
StoryBlocks aims to promote creative expression, literacy development, and social-emotional development through storytelling for children...
Developed as part of the Playful Words research project at the MIT Media Lab's Laboratory for Social Machines, Learning Loops aims to mak...
Let’s Talk Privacy explores how the implementation of privacy and data governance policies might impact a variety of fields.Project Let’s...
SpeechBlocks is a medium that allows children (4-5 years old) to engage in open-ended play with writing. They can build arbitrary composi...
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
With(in) is a multi-stage project that includes an exhibit, installation, qualitative exploration, and visual storytelling.This is a...
Discreet Teeth Gestures for Mobile Device InteractionByte.it is a miniaturized, discreet interface that uses teeth gestures for hands-fre...
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
Maggie Coblentz leads research and design on interplanetary gastronomy at the Space Exploration Initiative, where she is developing ...
Maggie Coblentz is developing “The Interplanetary Cookbook”—a collection of speculative recipes, tools for eating, and sensory experience...
Hybrid Living Materials (HLMs) are formed by combining living and non-living materials such that the resulting composites take on the fun...
Analyzing detailed data from SpeechBlocks to understand how kids engage with constructionist literacy learning technologies, with th...
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. ...
The Wanderers were unveiled as part of the exhibition: ‘The Sixth Element: Exploring the Natural Beauty of 3D Printing' on display ...
How can we design relationships between the most primitive and the most sophisticated life forms? Can we design wearables embedded with ...
There are 20 chemokine receptors that bind their respective chemokines. It is not currently understood how these structurally similar rec...
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of...
How do we raise conscientious consumers and designers of AI?Children today live in the age of artificial intelligence. On average, US chi...
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and...
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
Biodiversity on planet Earth is under momentous threat, with extinction rates estimated between 100 and 1,000 times their pre-human level...
Vespers is a collection of masks exploring what it means to design (with) life. From the relic of the death mask to a contemporary living...
Novel technologies for additive manufacturing are enabling design and production at nature’s scale. We can seamlessly vary the physical p...
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design ac...
IAP 2020 applications are open!🔥This course is open to all MIT students🔥Online application: bit/ly/mitcoffee2Application Deadline: D...
This project aims to create a modular platform for exploring micro-kitchens that are culture specific. Cooking is a personal experience t...
ScratchJr makes coding accessible to younger children (ages 5-7), enabling them to program their own interactive stories, games, and anim...
Multimodal textile sensate media as an expressive and deformable musical interfaceIn the area of intelligent textiles, we are exploring a...
Scratch Mondays is an initiative to share the Scratch Day spirit to schools in Brazil. After having a big Scratch Day event in 2018...
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...
In 2015, the director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), Jan Wörner, introduced the concept of the “Moon Village.” Inspired by t...
The Grain Prism is a hybrid musical instrument that combines granular synthesis and live audio recordings. Presented in a capacitive touc...
The Lut Desert of Iran is one of the most similar regions to Mars. Close to that area, there are vernacular adobe architectures that are ...