banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical MonitoringWe present an ...
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gra...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
This work explores a dynamic future in which the accessories we wear are no longer static, but are instead mobile, living objects on the ...
DuoSkin is a fabrication process that enables anyone to create customized functional devices that can be attached directly to the skin. U...
The Gender Shades project pilots an intersectional approach to inclusive product testing for AI.Algorithmic Bias PersistsGender Shades is...
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
By Rachel Bellisle
AttentivU smart glasses designed to help wearers tune into a task and tune out the world.
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
This project seeks to examine the effects of altered gravity on an individual’s physiology during parabolic flight. Specifically, we will...
In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, we are conducting a clinical trial exploring objective methods for assessing depres...
EngageME: Personalized machine learning and humanoid robots for measuring affect and engagement of children with autismEngageME is a proj...
SPRING is a custom-built hardware and software platform for children with neuro-differences. The system automates data acquisition, optim...
Electrodermal Activity (EDA) is a physiological indicator of stress and strong emotion. While an increasing number of wearable devices ca...
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of th...
Patchbots are sheet-form robots that are programmable on-the-fly by direct manipulation through bodily movements. The integrate...
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratiza...
Our body and mind relate in ways which are extraordinarily enigmatic and seemingly incomprehensible. Recent findings exemplify this by sh...
In this work, we have developed a textile-based interactive surface fabricated through machine knitting technology. Our prototype e...
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Inspired by the human ear, a new acoustic fabric converts audible sounds into electrical signals.
Rapid prototyping platforms such as 3D printers used for digital fabrication are today able to manufacture custom objects for specific ta...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
"Augmented" is a Nova PBS documentary episode that premiers Wednesday, 2/23, featuring Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr.
There are currently UROP openings for this project. All the details available via the link: https://www.braini.io/j...
It is known that prolonged exposure to micro and hyper-gravity induces various acute health risks, such as osteoporosis, skeletal muscle ...
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
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
“Us” aims to help people develop their sense of empathy. It uses machine learning to analyze interlocutors’ signals (e.g., tone of voice,...
Living Observatory is an initiative for documenting and interpreting ecological change that will allow people, individually and collectiv...
Spacecraft wrapped in sensor-rich electronic textiles could double as scientific instruments
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
We are working to build technology that interfaces with the sleeping mind. As the dreamer descends into sleep, we track different sl...
Today’s assistive communication devices are far from perfect. Using state of the art small, wearable sensors and powerful machine learnin...
OmniFiber is a reconfigurable fiber technology for movement-based interactions based on thin fluidic fiber actuators with closed-loop str...
In recent years, there has been an increase in low-cost and open-source electronic and chemical sensors that hobbyists, concerned citizen...
A FerroMagnetic Suit For Zero Gravity // Grounding Humans without Gravity
Overview: The outermost skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space....
Unlike traditional randomized controlled trials that generalize relationships in large groups of people, single-case experiments seek to ...
Gravity Proof is a performance and mission to prepare and cook bread in space. Inspired by ancient recipes and archaeological bread ...
OverviewWe have created a new customizable, multi-user research-through-play platform designed to facilitate social skill development for...
Find out more about the new version of the system, "The Thinking Cap 2.0" here.Peoples' mindsets, meaning their beliefs about their own i...
The human ankle provides a significant amount of net positive work during the stance period of walking, especially at moderate to fast wa...
John Ellis talks to Affective Computing head Rosalind Picard about making AI and computers more emotionally intelligent.
Read (in Japanese) about "Machinoia: Machine of Multiple Me,” an art project created by Fluid Interfaces student Pat Pataranutaporn.
Living in space could have significant physical and mental impacts on astronauts. Wearables have the potential to play a critical role in...
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket prop...
The Space Exploration Initiative supports research across and beyond MIT in two microgravity flights this spring.
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 ...
By Larissa Zhou and Adam ZacharFood is crucial to maintaining the physical and psychological health of humans in space. Eating food ...
By Nancy Valladares and Rae Yuping HsuThis project is an art performance that seeks to rethink imaginaries of multispecies surv...
The Miniature Optical Steered Antenna for Intersatellite Communications (MOSAIC)By Shreeyam KackerThe Miniature Optical Steered Ante...
Solid-state microfrabricated devices are in development to replace contemporary heavy mechanical components for use in spacecraft propell...
How did life originate? Nobody knows. Life might not even be native to our Earth - it might have come from asteroids or the interstellar ...
By Somayajulu Dhulipala and Manwei ChanAs humanity explores deeper into space, long-duration missions will require horticulture activitie...
By Po-Hao ChiHow could microgravity/hypergravity shape our perceptual experience of listening with weightlessness? How can we seek to exp...
Appropriate and adaptive treatment plans are challenging in Parkinson’s disease for several reasons. parkinsAI models drug response...
Life on Mars, if it exists, could have been transferred between Earth and Mars due to meteorite impacts. The Search for Extra-Terrestrial...
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
When materials sciences meet HCI and e-textiles, for custom sensors and actuatorsIn this project we explore the process of polymerization...
Spinoff Figur8 and member company Toppan Printing have developed a new service using musculoskeletal sensors to assess body misalignment.
What Is TDI?Targeted Dream Incubation is a method for guiding dreams towards specific themes. It is a proposal both magnetic and unl...