Consumer Electronics Laboratory

The Consumer Electronics Laboratory provides a unique research environment to explore ideas, make things, and innovate in new directions for consumer products and services. Research projects, which span the entire Media Lab and beyond, focus on: innovative materials and design/fabrication methods for them; new power technologies; new sensors, actuators, and displays; self-managing, incrementally and limitlessly scalable ecosystems of smart devices; cooperative wireless communications; co-evolution of devices and content; and user experience. An overarching theme that runs through all the work is the co-evolution of design principles and technological discoveries, resulting in simple, ubiquitous, easy- and delightful-to-use devices that know a great deal about one another, the world, and the people in their proximity.