banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Space Exploration Initiative
Ancient textiles have played a major role in the social, economic, and religious structures of communities around the world. Iconic, indi...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
In recent years, there has been an increase in low-cost and open-source electronic and chemical sensors that hobbyists, concerned citizen...
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of th...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Gravity Proof is a performance and mission to prepare and cook bread in space. Inspired by ancient recipes and archaeological bread ...
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
MetaSense: Integrating Sensing Capabilities into Mechanical Metamaterial. J. Gong*, O. Seow*, C. Honnet*, J. Forman,...
Advance incorporates sensing directly into an object’s material, with applications for assistive technology and “intelligent” furniture.
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...
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...
A proof of concept demonstration for a voxel-based reconfigurable space structure based on electromagnetically actuated picosatellites. I...
Spanning from the early Musical Telegraph and Electronic Sackbut, to the late EMS Synthi AKS and Moog Synthesizers, electronic music and ...
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Enhancing human physical capability
Living in space could have significant physical and mental impacts on astronauts. Wearables have the potential to play a critical role in...
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket prop...
The Space Exploration Initiative supports research across and beyond MIT in two microgravity flights this spring.
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 ...
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gra...
By Larissa Zhou and Adam ZacharFood is crucial to maintaining the physical and psychological health of humans in space. Eating food ...
By Nancy Valladares and Rae Yuping HsuThis project is an art performance that seeks to rethink imaginaries of multispecies surv...
The Miniature Optical Steered Antenna for Intersatellite Communications (MOSAIC)By Shreeyam KackerThe Miniature Optical Steered Ante...
Solid-state microfrabricated devices are in development to replace contemporary heavy mechanical components for use in spacecraft propell...
How did life originate? Nobody knows. Life might not even be native to our Earth - it might have come from asteroids or the interstellar ...
By Somayajulu Dhulipala and Manwei ChanAs humanity explores deeper into space, long-duration missions will require horticulture activitie...
By Rachel BellisleThe Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (or “Skinsuit”) is an intravehicular activity suit for astronauts that has ...
By Po-Hao ChiHow could microgravity/hypergravity shape our perceptual experience of listening with weightlessness? How can we seek to exp...
Knitting is an established textile manufacturing technique that has been pervasive in the garment and technical fabrics industry. In comp...
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. ...
Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.
Its potential here on Earth has much more widespread benefit potential, particularly in the era of COVID-19.
Clothing that monitors vital signs could be made possible with electronic sensors that have been embedded into stretchy fabrics.
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, audito...
Regular disinfection of hands and frequently touched surfaces is a critical factor in preventing the spread of infectious diseases and di...
We envision that a close-to-nose interface could be used as a complementary or alternative wearable method to nasal cannulas or mask...
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Doze is an IoT enabled platform for personalized scent diffusion and on-skin drug delivery. Leveraging a hydrogel technology, the Doze sy...
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Climate change and the domino effect it creates will require coordination at scales we haven’t seen and new forms of organization to addr...
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
The full text of our paper is available here.Sometimes the thing that we want to see is hidden behind something else. A neighboring vehi...
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Living Bits : Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Living Microorganisms in Human-Computer InteractionThere are trillions of livi...
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
The relationship between news content and its presentation has been a long-studied problem in the communications domain. Often, chan...
We are creating consumer-grade appliances and authoring methodologies that will allow hallucinatory phenomena to be programmed and utiliz...
Holographic displays offer many advantages, including comfort and maximum realism. In this project we adapt our guided-wave light-modulat...
Pillow-Talk is a set of connected objects intended to assist in the capture and recall digitally stored dreams and memories via natural a...
Carney, Matthew E. “Design and Evaluation of a Reaction-Force Series Elastic Actuator Configurable as Biomimetic Powered Ankle and Knee Prostheses By.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
Discreet Teeth Gestures for Mobile Device InteractionByte.it is a miniaturized, discreet interface that uses teeth gestures for hands-fre...