banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
point of care
natural language processing
Looking beyond smart cities
Fabric samples are headed to the ISS for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.
Can we build a battery-free underwater GPS? While underwater localization is a long-studied problem, we seek to bring it to ba...
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
We are presenting the WorkOut Sensor Node Assistant (WOSNA), a body sensor net composed of many tiny sensor nodes that can suck on the sk...
Virtual and augmented reality headsets are unique as they have access to our facial area, an area that presents an excellent opportunity ...
Special Announcement: Call for Letters of Intent to Operate the Space Sustainability RatingThe Consortium Designing the Space Sustainabi...
Lighting conditions in an indoor environment have been shown to affect our cognition and behaviors in a variety of ways. On average, we s...
Overview: The outermost skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space....
Project Captivate have been designed to serve as an easy and reliable platform to measure physiology in the real world. We've des...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
Space research, led by a diverse team of women scientists, will be presented at this year's AIAA Ascend Conference.
Building an open, shared, and collaborative future of lunar exploration.Explore the Lunar Open Architecture (LOA) at loa.mit.edu.&nb...
The environmental conditions of prolonged spaceflight pose significant psychological risks for astronauts. In particular, crews of future...
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket prop...
Enhancing human physical capability
Space Exploration Initiative
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
New approach could spark an era of battery-free ocean exploration, with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of glasses, which senses brain activity (electroencephal...
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
OverviewPAL is a wearable platform for personalized, context-aware, and always-present user change. PAL has mu...
We present the design, implementation, and evaluation of 𝑈2𝐵, a technology that enables scalable ad ultra-low power ocean IoT. At t...
A new device extracts energy from ambient noise
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
AbstractDevices that facilitate nonverbal communication typically require high computational loads or have rigid and bulky form factors&n...
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. ...
Recent advances in medications for neurodegenerative disorders are expanding opportunities for improving the debilitating symptoms suffer...
Improvements in ingestible electronics with the capacity to sense physiological and pathophysiological states have transformed the standa...
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ...
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
“Don’t touch your face” is seemingly simple advice. Since coronaviruses are stable for days on many surfaces, a person can get COVID-19 b...
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
Biological Carbon Pump (BCP), which refers to the transport of particulate organic carbon (POC) from the ocean’s surface to the bottom, d...
The sense of smell is perhaps the most pervasive of all senses, but it is also one of the least understood and least exploited in HCI. We...
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, audito...
When materials sciences meet HCI and e-textiles, for custom sensors and actuatorsIn this project we explore the process of polymerization...
We imagine equipping electronic skins with a sense of attention in order to operate more efficiently in resource constrained environment...
Did you know that submarines today still cannot wirelessly communicate with airplanes? For decades, communicating between underwater and ...
We study textiles and nets as a base form for growing infrastructure and allowing reconfigurable sensing on low gravity bodies (for insta...
Regenerative agriculture, or “carbon farming,” is the use of agricultural practices and crops that draw down excess atmospheric carbon th...
TransparenSea is an AI system that uses video from tuna longline vessels as input to identify dangerous fishing practices while at sea.Co...
Tidmarsh is a 600-acre former cranberry farm near Plymouth, MA that has undergone a restoration to wetland. We have instrumented the site...
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratiza...
An astronaut's ability to leverage the sense of touch is substantially reduced when wearing a protective, pressurized spacesuit. We imagi...
Knitting is an established textile manufacturing technique that has been pervasive in the garment and technical fabrics industry. In comp...
Microbial monitoring plays a critical role in informing governments, researchers, and locals on the health of their ecosystem. Unfo...
SensorNets: Towards Reconfigurable Multifunctional Fine-grained Soft and Stretchable Electronic Skins.SensorNets is a bio...
When we form memories, not everything that we perceive is noticed; not everything that we notice is remembered. Humans are excellent at ...
Two of the most important traits of environmental hazards today are their invisibility and the fact that they are experienced by communit...
Cells’ biomechanical responses to external stimuli have been intensively studied but rarely implemented into devices that interact w...
Auto-inflatables explores the design space of self-inflating structures. By using chemical reactions as a source of carbon dioxide on-dem...