banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
The Power of WITHOUT is a research theme in the City Science group. The theme proposes that heavy infrastructure solutions are not financ...
AbstractDevices that facilitate nonverbal communication typically require high computational loads or have rigid and bulky form factors&n...
In the Civic Media and Space Enabled groups, we are exploring new theoretical frameworks for design, and novel design education methodolo...
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. ...
Novel Antenna Based Controller for Musical ExpressionTune Field is a 3-dimensional tangible interface that combines and alters prev...
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 ...
Voice-user interfaces (VUIs), such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, are increasingly becoming present in domestic environments. ...
(Note: This project was previously called ECHOS.) Official Commalla website: https://commallamit.wixsite.com/commal...
A voice portrait of major US cities. We invite you to: experience the NYC edition by watching here or listening at 917-905...
When materials sciences meet HCI and e-textiles, for custom sensors and actuatorsIn this project we explore the process of polymerization...
A lightweight research platform to develop autonomous technology Designed to transform bicycle-sharing systems into an on-demand mob...
Maggie Coblentz is developing “The Interplanetary Cookbook”—a collection of speculative recipes, tools for eating, and sensory experience...
A multi-course tasting menu was flown on a zero gravity flight in August 2019. Five specially crafted dishes were consum...
Therms-Up! is a DIY method of creating inflatables and prototyping interactive materials from wasted thermoplastic bags that easily found...
While text-editors (e.g. Google Docs, MS Word) might be useful for writing a lecture, they’re not an intuitive medium for designing exper...
The human ankle provides a significant amount of net positive work during the stance period of walking, especially at moderate to fast wa...
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, audito...
Analyzing detailed data from SpeechBlocks to understand how kids engage with constructionist literacy learning technologies, with th...
We envision that a close-to-nose interface could be used as a complementary or alternative wearable method to nasal cannulas or mask...
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...
With(in) is a multi-stage project that includes an exhibit, installation, qualitative exploration, and visual storytelling.This is a...
Project Captivate have been designed to serve as an easy and reliable platform to measure physiology in the real world. We've des...
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of...
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
Hybrid Living Materials (HLMs) are formed by combining living and non-living materials such that the resulting composites take on the fun...
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and...
Resilience Across Scales is a research theme that encompasses the work of a few Media Lab Principal Investigators and their research grou...
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
OverviewDefeXtiles are thin, flexible textiles of many materials that can quickly be printed into a variety of 3D forms using an inexpens...
Biological neuronal networks are highly complex and interconnected with superior information processing capabilities. Such networks have ...
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ...
By Hila Mor, Yu Tianyu, Ken Nakagaki, Benjamin Harvey Miller, Yichen Jia, Hiroshi IshiiThe Venous Materials project envisions a new way t...
Learning Creative Learning is an online course and community of educators, designers, technologists, and tinkerers exploring creative lea...
'Shells, often found on seashores, exemplifies the absence of existed lives. What if a presence dwells in to animate them?'Proj...
In this project the ephemeral and intangible aspects of human communication are represented by a soap-bubble. The shapeless, intangi...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
Living Bits : Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Living Microorganisms in Human-Computer InteractionThere are trillions of livi...
We are working on communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological s...
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
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...
Cocoon is our vision of a programmable dream machine from the future. This device would be enabled by the synthesis of many devices under...
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...
Today’s assistive communication devices are far from perfect. Using state of the art small, wearable sensors and powerful machine learnin...
We study textiles and nets as a base form for growing infrastructure and allowing reconfigurable sensing on low gravity bodies (for insta...
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 ...
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...
We are working to build technology that interfaces with the sleeping mind. As the dreamer descends into sleep, we track different sl...
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...
SpeechBlocks is a medium that allows children (4-5 years old) to engage in open-ended play with writing. They can build arbitrary composi...
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 ...
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 ...