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By Nancy Valladares and Rae Yuping HsuThis project is an art performance that seeks to rethink imaginaries of multispecies surviv…
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratizati…
Life on Mars, if it exists, could have been transferred between Earth and Mars due to meteorite impacts. The Search for Extra-Terrestrial G…
We study textiles and nets as a base form for growing infrastructure and allowing reconfigurable sensing on low gravity bodies (for instanc…
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and during …
Community-scale profiling sensor node for ocean monitoring and community coordination of fishing activities.
Project Captivate have been designed to serve as an easy and reliable platform to measure physiology in the real world. We've desig…
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…
Facemasks are used to reduce exposure to viruses and other environmental hazards such as air pollution, and integrating wearable electronic…
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…
Our Oceans IoT technologies enable new applications in climate and ecological monitoring, aquaculture, energy, and robotic navigation. …
These five women at the MIT Media Lab are advancing aerospace science and research, driven by a love of our home planet.
The system could be used for battery-free underwater communication across kilometer-scale distances to help monitor climate + coastal change
Van-Atta Acoustic Backscatter (VAB) is the first technology for ultra-low-power underwater networking and communication, which can transmit…
FuseBot is a robotic system that can efficiently find and retrieve both RFID tagged and untagged target objects in line-of-sight, non-line-…
Press: - MIT News: Using reflections to see the world from new points of view- TechXplore, EuropaPress, La Nacion …
The new device, which can be incorporated into a bra, could allow more frequent monitoring of patients at high risk for breast cancer.
Ultrasound is widely used for tissue imaging such as breast cancer diagnosis; however, fundamental challenges limit…
A modular, membrane protein design based biomimetic sensing system named RESENSA (Receptor S-layer Electrical Nano Sens…
Media Lab PhD student Irmandy Wicaksono talks to Society of Craft about his work, which blends engineering with fabric arts.
Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder discusses X-AR, the new research from the Media Lab’s Signal Kinetics group.
Using augmented reality, the X-AR system developed by the Signal Kinetics research group can guide users to find hidden objects.
Irmandy Wicaksono from the Media Lab's Response Environments group discusses innovations and ancient wisdoms to be found in arts & crafts.
TRANSFORM fuses technology and design to celebrate its transformation from still furniture to a dynamic machine driven by a stream of data …
Shape displays can be used to render both 3D physical content and user interface elements. We propose to use shape displays in three differ…
Public buildings account for the greatest energy demands in the Andorran economy. As part of the City Science Lab @Andorra, a team of scien…
The device detects the same molecules that cell receptors do, and may enable routine early screening for cancers and other diseases.
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gravi…
By Rachel BellisleOverview:The Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (GLCS or “Skinsuit”) is an intravehicular activity suit for astronau…
MIT professors Fadel Adib and Dina Katabi receive the ACM SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time Award for their paper, “See Through Walls with WiFi!”
Our group develops technologies that can see through walls and perform motion capture through occlusions. To do so, we rely on wireless sig…
An astronaut's ability to leverage the sense of touch is substantially reduced when wearing a protective, pressurized spacesuit. We imagine…
A new computer vision system turns any shiny object into a camera of sorts, enabling an observer to see around corners or beyond obstruction
Mayton, Brian, et al. "The networked sensory landscape: Capturing and experiencing ecological change across scales." PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments 26.2 (2017): 182-209.
The device converts the user's tongue position and pressure into cursor actions by processing signals through a machine-learning algorithm.
Joe Paradiso talks to host Susan Kish about high-energy physics, wearables, electronic music, science fiction, and the metaverse.
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.
The device could help workers locate objects for fulfilling e-commerce orders or identify parts for assembling products.
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…
Fadel Adib uses wireless technologies to sense the world in new ways, addressing sweeping problems such as food insecurity + climate change
Magnetomicrometry uses implantable magnets to track the position of muscles, potentially improving the control and efficacy of prosthetics.
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.
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.
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…
The system measures biological and environmental changes, and detects contact between the mask and the wearer’s skin.
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…
SensorNets: Towards Reconfigurable Multifunctional Fine-grained Soft and Stretchable Electronic Skins.SensorNets is a bioin…
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.
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…