banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Ancient textiles have played a major role in the social, economic, and religious structures of communities around the world. Iconic, indi...
This work explores a dynamic future in which the accessories we wear are no longer static, but are instead mobile, living objects on the ...
We present CAPS, wearable on-body capsules which produce repulsive odor to deter sexual abuse. The capsules can be triggered by self...
Space Exploration Initiative
Looking beyond smart cities
Virtual and augmented reality headsets are unique as they have access to our facial area, an area that presents an excellent opportunity ...
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
One of the principal benefits of counterfactual explanations is allowing users to explore "what-if" scenarios through what does not and c...
Automatic emotion recognition has become a well-established machine learning task in recent years. The sensitive and subjective nature of...
Can we sonfiy calming breathing and passively influence a state of calm?Deep breathing has been scientifically proven to affect the heart...
The view on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) diagnosis has shifted towards a more dynamic process in which clinical and pathological markers evo...
Storytelling is a fundamental way in which human beings understand the world. Imagine watching a movie telling the story of your life, ho...
In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, we are conducting a clinical trial exploring objective methods for assessing depres...
We show that using thin slices (< 1 minute) of facial expression and body language data, we can train a deep neural network to predict...
EngageME: Personalized machine learning and humanoid robots for measuring affect and engagement of children with autismEngageME is a proj...
We are conducting EEG studies to identify the musical features and musical interaction patterns that universally impact measures of arous...
SPRING is a custom-built hardware and software platform for children with neuro-differences. The system automates data acquisition, optim...
This project examines how the expression granted by new musical interfaces can be harnessed to create positive changes in health and well...
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Research studies led by Dr. Shah in his laboratory have created new paradigms for using low-cost images captured using simple optica...
Transforming data into knowledge
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Check out our publications in PNAS, a workshop at IJCAI, and pre-print on arXiv. How do you spot a DeepFake? How good are DeepF...
Using OmniFiber technology, we fabricated a type of undergarment that singers can wear to monitor and play back the movement of respirato...
New research shows that detecting digital fakes generated by machine learning might be a job best done with humans still in the loop.
Our traditional manufacturing, fabrication, and electronics have been centered around synthetic and completely artificial techniques. Com...
Alum Harpreet Sareen writes about how humans might form a type of symbiosis with the plant kingdom in the future.
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Alum Shriya Srinivasan, Dr. Matthew Carty, climber Jim Ewing, and others join STAT and Nova PBS for a conversation about the Augmented film.
"Augmented" is a Nova PBS documentary episode that premiers Wednesday, 2/23, featuring Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr.
Augmented is a Nova PBS documentary produced by STAT News, which follows the development of a new amputation procedure and bionic prostheses
When they’re valued as design research partners, older adults feel empowered to contribute to technology design.
Enhancing human physical capability
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Research studies led by Dr. Shah, in collaboration with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have develo...
Technical summaryUnstructured learning problems without well-defined rewards are unsuitable for current reinforcement learning (RL) appro...
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
SynopsisThe class will cover a wide range of perspectives on deepfakes, from their historical ancestors through their philosophical under...
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
DropletIO proposes aqueous droplets as a programmable material for biology, art, and design. The DropletIO system can actuate and sense m...
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
What is ELSA?ELSA is an AI-powered chatbot that acts as an empathetic companion, encouraging users to talk about their day through a form...
Three-dimensional Digital Image Correlation (3D-DIC) is a non-contact optical-numerical technique for evaluating the dynamic mechani...
Nerve-Muscle Graft Chamber and micro-channel arrays tor interface to peripheral nerves for prosthesis control. This research effort ...
Optogenetic techniques have recently been applied to peripheral nerves as a scientific tool with the translatable go...
Although there have been great advances in the control of lower extremity prostheses, transitioning between terrains such as ramps or sta...
The human ankle provides a significant amount of net positive work during the stance period of walking, especially at moderate to fast wa...
Recent advances in artificial limbs have resulted in the provision of powered ankle and knee function for lower extremity amputees and po...
Amputation, muscle weakness, and nerve damage can make it difficult to perform simple daily tasks. In this project, we are developing a ...
System uses tiny magnetic beads to rapidly measure the position of muscles and relay that information to a bionic prosthesis.
TuringBox is a platform that makes it easier for social and behavioral scientists to study Artificial Intelligence algorithms. ...
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
Designing for, with, and by nature
The goal of this project is to develop techniques to remove identifying information from wearable and phone data to protect patients’ pri...
A large portion of the chemical and biological processes underlying our everyday experience remains imperceptible to us. Be it the conten...
Dimensions of human movement that are absent from the eye, such as pressures, muscular tensions, and external features, are represe...
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Acquisition of surface electromyography (sEMG) from a person with an amputated lower extremity (LE) during prosthesis-assisted walking re...
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, audito...
“Power Props” is a sensor and actuator platform for Live Action Role Playing (LARP), immersive theater, theme park, and other transmedia ...
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
DIVE is a web-based data exploration system that lets non-technical users create stories from their data without writing code. DIVE ...