banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Space Exploration Initiative
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Looking beyond smart cities
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Neil Gaikwad, a PhD student in the Media Lab's Space Enabled research group, has received the GSC Graduate Teaching Award, an Institute A...
Neil Gaikwad, a PhD student in the Space Enabled research group, has been selected as one of the 2019 Facebook Fellows.
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
Mechanical, electrical, and dynamic control systems recreate biological behavior with synthetic hardware.
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...
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Designing systems for cognitive support
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
The LEGO Wayfinder project combines LEGO, robotics, and seawater into a playground of project-based learning and citizen science for budd...
Biological Carbon Pump (BCP), which refers to the transport of particulate organic carbon (POC) from the ocean’s surface to the bottom, d...
Amiri, N., Tasnim, F., Tavakkoli Anbarani, M., Dagdeviren, C.†, Karami, A.†, “Experimentally Verified Finite Element Modeling and Analysis of a Conformable Piezoelectric Sensor”, Smart Materials and Structures, 30 085017, 2021.
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Enhancing human physical capability
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 ...
Designing for, with, and by nature
Research in our laboratory reduces dependence on specialized medical imaging devices, biological and chemical processes and creates new p...
This mission included participation from several departments at MIT and outside collaborators from across the globe.
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
Maiden Flight is an autonomous biological laboratory environment designed for studying the impact of space flight on the sole reproductiv...
Biodiversity on planet Earth is under momentous threat, with extinction rates estimated between 100 and 1,000 times their pre-human level...
The Digital Construction Environment is the first architectural-scale structure fabricated with the Digital Construction Platform (DCP). ...
The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales.The primary ...
Gemini—an acoustical “twin chaise"—spans multiple scales of the human existence extending from the warmth of the womb to the stretches ...
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Electronics are ubiquitous in today’s world, wit...
EBIFA (Everything Beautiful Is Far Away) is a crystalline robotic device that carried a tooth to outer space. EBIFA's form and ...
Virtual Beyond the Cradle
AbstractDevices that facilitate nonverbal communication typically require high computational loads or have rigid and bulky form factors&n...
An MIT researcher is helping students bring their favorite sci-fi technologies to life.
A lightweight research platform to develop autonomous technology Designed to transform bicycle-sharing systems into an on-demand mob...
Digital Learning & Collaboration Studio
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, audito...
Two-dimensional radiographs are commonly used for evaluating sub-surface hard structures of teeth, but they have low sensitivity for earl...
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has elicited a global health crisis of catastrophic proportions. With ...
Can we build a battery-free underwater GPS? While underwater localization is a long-studied problem, we seek to bring it to ba...
Computational modeling yields a protein fragment that could bind to coronavirus spike proteins and destroy them.
K. Angelino, D. A. Edlund, G. Bhatia, S. Wu, P. Shah. IEEE 17th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (2017). DOI: 10.1109/BIBE.2017.00-33
K. Angelino*, P. Shah*, D. Edlund, M. Mohit, G. Yauney. BMC Oral Health 17.1: 162 (2017). PMID: 29284461. * Equal contribution
We built a low-cost and open source 405 nm imaging device to capture red fluorescence signatures associated with the oral biomarker porph...
A large proportion of the American population currently suffers from sleep disorders. Among them are patients with obstructive sleep apne...
Paper diagnostics can be used for affordable and scalable biomarker detection. We propose new methods for stabilizing cellulose-based imm...
Imaging fluorescent disease biomarkers in tissues and skin is a non-invasive method to screen for health conditions. We report an automat...
We report a novel method that processes biomarker images collected at the point of care and uses machine learning algorithms to provide a...
Dr. Shah was an invited speaker and a contributor at The National Cancer Policy Forum developed workshop series at the The National Acade...
New approach could spark an era of battery-free ocean exploration, with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Recent advances in medications for neurodegenerative disorders are expanding opportunities for improving the debilitating symptoms suffer...
One of the six research methods used by the Space Enabled research group is creating models of complex systems by drawing on techniques f...
Biological neuronal networks are highly complex and interconnected with superior information processing capabilities. Such networks have ...
MIT received two Convergence Accelerator grants from the NSF—one of which is for the Smart Oceans 2020 conference co-hosted by the Media Lab
I am currently developing a new approach in conducting sensory examinations via the Olfactory Response Baseline Identification Test (O.R....
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
The brain is a three-dimensional, densely-wired circuit that computes via large sets of widely distributed neurons interacting at fast ti...
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies