banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
OverviewResearch efforts in social human-robot interactions (HRI) have been mainly targeted at a single-person interacting with a single ...
In the Civic Media and Space Enabled groups, we are exploring new theoretical frameworks for design, and novel design education methodolo...
A Counting is a series of vocal and gestural portraits of US cities' linguistic and ethnic diversity. It features calls from over 50...
An exploration of how advances in deep learning and generative models can be used to help us synthesize our ideas.
In this project we invite MIT students and students from other international universities to address the tensions between long-standing t...
Ancient textiles have played a major role in the social, economic, and religious structures of communities around the world. Iconic, indi...
When imagining human life in space, how will we express our humanity and creativity in an alien environment? Can the art we make both ref...
The Power of WITHOUT is a research theme in the City Science group. The theme proposes that heavy infrastructure solutions are not financ...
We are working to build technology that interfaces with the sleeping mind. As the dreamer descends into sleep, we track different sl...
Today’s assistive communication devices are far from perfect. Using state of the art small, wearable sensors and powerful machine learnin...
OmniFiber is a reconfigurable fiber technology for movement-based interactions based on thin fluidic fiber actuators with closed-loop str...
A lightweight research platform to develop autonomous technology Designed to transform bicycle-sharing systems into an on-demand mob...
Focus groups are a core methodology in audience research for bringing people together to discuss an issue of concern; however, it has bee...
How might we collect rich and complex data from community dialogues, analyze and make sense of that data? How might we design output...
Our body and mind relate in ways which are extraordinarily enigmatic and seemingly incomprehensible. Recent findings exemplify this by sh...
The superpose installation mediates continuously changing wave phenomena within a space that are visible, audible, and react to the prese...
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Project Captivate have been designed to serve as an easy and reliable platform to measure physiology in the real world. We've des...
Academic research groups, especially the ones directed by new junior faculty, are under pressure to produce high-quality work timely whil...
In 2015, the director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), Jan Wörner, introduced the concept of the “Moon Village.” Inspired by t...
By Hila Mor, Yu Tianyu, Ken Nakagaki, Benjamin Harvey Miller, Yichen Jia, Hiroshi IshiiThe Venous Materials project envisions a new way t...
Novel Antenna-Based Controller for Musical ExpressionTune Field is a 3-dimensional tangible interface that combines and alters previously...
E-maki is a collection of ancient, painted scrolls accompanied by a cross-reality app that give contextual information and interactive ex...
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
Recent advancements in orthopedic implants have made way for a new generation of bionic limbs that attach directly to the skeleton. Lever...
The human ankle provides a significant amount of net positive work during the stance period of walking, especially at moderate to fast wa...
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally ...
The Interplanetary Gastronomy research aims to address the unique challenges and opportunities associated with eating in...
Following The Power of Without agenda, the City Science group proposes the Informality Crowdsourced Database. This platfor...
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ...
Our journeys off-world have taught us just as much about humanity as the harsh environment of space. For the past 20 years, we have had a...
Spanning from the early Musical Telegraph and Electronic Sackbut, to the late EMS Synthi AKS and Moog Synthesizers, electronic music and ...
With(in) is a multi-stage project that includes an exhibit, installation, qualitative exploration, and visual storytelling.This is a...
Ever wish you could toss your folded up tent and have it self-assemble mid-air? Well...you can. In a zero gravity environment.Self ...
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will gene...
An application that drains your computer's resources at the rate of COVID-19 infections and deaths in your state. It exhausts your CPU po...
Therms-Up! is a DIY method of creating inflatables and prototyping interactive materials from wasted thermoplastic bags that easily found...
Nina does daily sketches on Twitter @ninasketches or at the website for her 2021 sketches , where you can see them in all their glory.You...
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratiza...
We introduce–aSpire–a clippable, mobile pneumatic-haptic device designed to help users regulate their breathing rate via subtle tactile f...
The Interplanetary Cookbook, developed by Maggie Coblentz, presents thought-provoking recipes and zero-g kitchenware for the future of li...
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
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. ...
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. ...
When materials sciences meet HCI and e-textiles, for custom sensors and actuatorsIn this project we explore the process of polymerization...
A multi-course tasting menu was flown on a zero gravity flight in August 2019. Five specially crafted dishes were consum...
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...
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...
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...
Recent advances in medications for neurodegenerative disorders are expanding opportunities for improving the debilitating symptoms suffer...
Biological neuronal networks are highly complex and interconnected with superior information processing capabilities. Such networks have ...
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...
Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the U.S. and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, ra...
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...