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Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Living in space could have significant physical and mental impacts on astronauts. Wearables have the potential to play a critical role in m…
Dr. Alaa Algargoosh received the award for her research on how acoustic experiences can affect wellbeing.
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
This research explores how acoustic environments can elicit awe and wonder emotions, and how such experiences can contribute to restoration…
Rosalind Picard’s unique technology is revolutionizing digital health.
The Media Lab is honored to have had its research and researchers highlighted in two 2023 end-of-year lists prepared by MIT News.
Designing tools, methods and systems that connect rather than divide us to create a healthier society
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Pat Pataranutaporn discusses the inspiration behind his research at the intersection of biological systems and digital technology.
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Ultrasound is widely used for tissue imaging such as breast cancer diagnosis; however, fundamental challenges limit…
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
CyberBiome is a programmable bio-digital organ, a wearable biosynthesis platform for personalized, on-demand production of therapeutics and…
AbstractAs conversational agents powered by large language models become more human-like, users are starting to view them as companions rat…
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Study shows users can be primed to believe certain things about an AI chatbot’s motives, which influences their interactions with the bot.
On the Technically Optimistic podcast, Prof. Rosalind Picard and others discuss the challenges of accountability and responsibility in AI.
Sharifa Alghowinem, a research scientist at the Media Lab, explores personal robot technology that explains emotions in English and Arabic.
We build technologies that interface with the sleeping mind. We track different sleep-stages using brain activity, muscle tensio…
In an interview recorded at VivaTech, Media Lab Director Dava Newman talks about the Media Lab's mission to enhance the human experience.
Critical thinking is an essential human skill. Despite the importance of critical thinking, research reveals that our reasoning ability suf…
Tod Machover’s first opera (he has now composed many more groundbreaking ones) was VALIS, and it made history when it premiered for the 10t…
This research presents the results of a study with 134 participants to explore the effects of learning from an AI-generated virtual in…
This project is supported by the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health (J-Clinic), the National Institutes of Healt…
The Jibo Research Platform is an in-the-field deployable Social Robotics experimentation and data collection infrastructure. Built upon the…