banking and finance
internet of things
sports and fitness
Understanding and empowering human networks
In September 2014, 150 parents, engineers, designers, and healthcare practitioners gathered at the MIT Media Lab for the "Make the Breast...
Inventing the next-generation mobile device—highly personalized, wearable, and immersive—to support our unique needs and goals
FingerReader, a wearable interface that uses audio and haptic feedback to enhance the reading experience, was selected for a 2017 Go...
FingerReader is a finger-worn device that helps the visually impaired to effectively and efficiently read paper-printed text. It works in...
Advancing wellbeing using new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Creating technology for social change
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Designing systems that become experiences to transcend utility and usability
Every 98 seconds, a person in the United States is sexually abused. Every 16 hours, a woman in the United States is murdered by her ...
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Pillow-Talk is a set of connected objects intended to assist in the capture and recall digitally stored dreams and memories via natural a...
How we can understand human behavior (rationality, semi-rationality, bounded rationality, and just plain irrationality) in day-to-day behaviors, and in particular in electronic environments.
How to engineer and disseminate powerful, low-cost design and fabrication technologies at a grassroots level.
How to redefine and expand the conceptual framework and language of learning by creating new technologies and spheres of practice.
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
How to bring the programmability of the digital world to the physical world.
How to build intelligent music systems out of interacting audio-processing agents.
How to distill meaning from complex everyday experiences.
Walter Bender is currently on leave.
How to detect the activity of biological molecules with micro- and nanofabricated devices.
How we can construct information technology and intelligence from the fundamental building blocks of physical media: atoms and molecules.
Holographic displays offer many advantages, including comfort and maximum realism. In this project we adapt our guided-wave light-modulat...