banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
“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...
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, audito...
SensorNets: Towards Reconfigurable Multifunctional Fine-grained Soft and Stretchable Electronic Skins.SensorNets is a bio...
We have significant expertise and motivation to bring problems from the clinic and society into the laboratory to develop novel bioengine...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
[Update 02/04/2020: This project has open positions for UROPs/visiting students or interns. One position focuses around electrical engine...
Knitting is an established textile manufacturing technique that has been pervasive in the garment and technical fabrics manufacturing and...
Giving voice and information to objects and spaces around us.Objects in our lives are usually either digital or not; mostly a wall is jus...
Multimodal textile sensate media as an expressive and deformable musical interfaceIn the area of intelligent textiles, we are exploring a...
Wearables are being widely researched for monitoring individual's health and wellbeing. Current generation wearable devices sense an indi...
Cells’ biomechanical responses to external stimuli have been intensively studied but rarely implemented into devices that interact w...
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...
OverviewPAL is a wearable platform for personalized, context-aware, and always-present user change. PAL has mu...
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally ...
Virtual and augmented reality headsets are unique as they have access to our facial area, an area that presents an excellent opportunity ...
Moments is a prototype designed for users to save special moments and to experience those moments in the future. Firstly, a multi-se...
Nearly all classes of wearable and implantable biomedical devices depend on battery power for continuous operation. However, the life spa...
Can a modified snap bracelet be used to land infrastructure on an asteroid? It is notoriously difficult to stick a landing on a low ...
Lensless imaging with compressive ultrafast sensingTraditional cameras require a lens and a mega-pixel sensor to capture images. The lens...
Tidmarsh is a 600-acre former cranberry farm near Plymouth, MA that has undergone a restoration to wetland. We have instrumented the site...
Living Observatory is an initiative for documenting and interpreting ecological change that will allow people, individually and collectiv...
The vision of pervasive computing is now mainstream. These connected devices permeate every aspect of our lives. Yet, we remain tethered ...
Doppelmarsh is a cross-reality sensor data browser built for experimenting with presence and multimodal sensory experiences. Built on evo...
The City Symphony project by the Opera of the Future group brings creative musical participation to everyone while encouraging collaborat...
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new w...
TRANSFORM fuses technology and design to celebrate its transformation from still furniture to a dynamic machine driven by a stream of dat...
Two of the most important traits of environmental hazards today are their invisibility and the fact that they are experienced by communit...
Did you know that submarines today still cannot wirelessly communicate with airplanes? For decades, communicating between underwater and ...
Today’s health sensors (which monitor breathing, heartbeats, steps, etc.) require their users to wear them on their bodies. In contrast, ...
The esc-Pod (or Escape Pod) is an exploratory platform for researchers investigating moments of refuge within our bustling work liv...
ArtBoat is a tool for communities to make collaborative light paintings in public spaces and reimagine the future of their cities. ...
EngageME: Personalized machine learning and humanoid robots for measuring affect and engagement of children with autismEngageME is a proj...
We have developed a wireless system that leverages the inexpensive RFID tags already on hundreds of billions of products to sense potent...
Rhythm is a collection of open-source tools to make it easier for researchers to examine, analyze, and augment human interaction. Rh...
With advances in virtual reality (VR) and physiological sensing technology, even more immersive computer-mediated communication through l...
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This project seeks to examine the effects of altered gravity on an individual’s physiology during parabolic flight. Specifically, we will...
Presenting RFind, a new technology that allows us to locate almost any object with extreme accuracy by transforming low-cost, battery-fre...
Inspired by previous work in the field of data sonification, we built a data-driven composition platform that enables users to map collis...
Recent advances in medications for neurodegenerative disorders are expanding opportunities for improving the debilitating symptoms suffer...
Seeing through dense, dynamic, and heterogeneous fog conditions. The technique, based on visible light, uses hardware that is similar to ...
The Mediated Atmosphere project envisions a smart office that is capable of dynamically transforming itself to enhance occupants' work ex...
Improvements in ingestible electronics with the capacity to sense physiological and pathophysiological states have transformed the standa...
In architecture, the building skin is the primary interface for mediating the environment of the external with the internal. But today, t...
With our Ubiquitous Sonic Overlay, we are working to place virtual sounds in the user's environment, fixing them in space even as the use...
Auto-inflatables explores the design space of self-inflating structures. By using chemical reactions as a source of carbon dioxide on-dem...
Light enables our visual perception. It is the most common medium for displaying digital information. Light regulates our circadian rhyth...
Leveraging the power of platforms, big data, and advanced analytics for species protection and the public good in a privacy-preserving, s...
Early in the opera "Death and the Powers," the main character, Simon Powers, is subsumed into a technological environment of his own crea...
We introduce Rovables, a miniature robot that can move freely on unmodified clothing. The robots are held in place by magnetic wheels, an...
The Hyperinstruments project creates expanded musical instruments and uses technology to give extra power and finesse to virtuosic perfor...