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Two of the most important traits of environmental hazards today are their invisibility and the fact that they are experienced by communitie…
Labby has developed an optical milk scanner based on materials-sensing technology that dairy farmers can use to measure their cows' health.
Virtual and augmented reality headsets are unique as they have access to our facial area, an area that presents an excellent opportunity fo…
With advances in virtual reality (VR) and physiological sensing technology, even more immersive computer-mediated communication through lif…
AttentivU smart glasses designed to help wearers tune into a task and tune out the world.
Spanning from the early Musical Telegraph and Electronic Sackbut, to the late EMS Synthi AKS and Moog Synthesizers, electronic music and mu…
This project seeks to examine the effects of altered gravity on an individual’s physiology during parabolic flight. Specifically, we will c…
EngageME: Personalized machine learning and humanoid robots for measuring affect and engagement of children with autismEngageME is a projec…
He was recognized for his innovative contributions to wireless sensing and for networking advances in challenging environments.
In this work, we have developed a textile-based interactive surface fabricated through machine knitting technology. Our prototype exp…
Inspired by the human ear, a new acoustic fabric converts audible sounds into electrical signals.
Developed in collaboration with dancer Loni Landon, Tapis Magique is a pressure-sensitive, knitted electronic textile carpet.
Living Observatory is an initiative for documenting and interpreting ecological change that will allow people, individually and collectivel…
Butlr's people-sensing platform uses body heat to provide actionable spatial insights for the built environment.
Pressure-sensitive, knitted electronic textile carpet generates 3D sensor data based on body gestures, drives an immersive sonic environment
C. R. Taylor, S. S. Srinivasan, S. H. Yeon, M. K. O'Donnell, T. J. Roberts, H. M. Herr, Magnetomicrometry, Sci.Robot. 6, eabg0656 (2021), DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.abg0656
Gravity Proof is a performance and mission to prepare and cook bread in space. Inspired by ancient recipes and archaeological bread re…
“Don’t touch your face” is seemingly simple advice. Since coronaviruses are stable for days on many surfaces, a person can get COVID-19 by …
RFusion is a robotic system that can search for and retrieve items in line-of-sight, non-line-of-sight, and fully occluded settings. It con…
Figur8, founded by alum Nan-Wei Gong, offers a wearable sensor system to improve the diagnosis and treatment of muscle injuries.
Recent advances in artificial limbs have resulted in the provision of powered ankle and knee function for lower extremity amputees and powe…
A whole new mode of communication between prosthesis and user.
Death and the Powers is a groundbreaking opera that brings a variety of technological, conceptual, and aesthetic innovations to the th…
Peter Alexander Torpey and Elena Naomi Jessop. 2009. Disembodied performance. CHI '09 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 3685–3690. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/1520340.1520555
A recent feature in Designboom highlights research conducted by the Biomechatronics group that describes magnetomicrometry.
Liu, Fangzheng. (2021). LunarWSN: A Wireless Sensor Network for In-Situ Lunar Water Ice Detection.
Amputation, muscle weakness, and nerve damage can make it difficult to perform simple daily tasks. In this project, we are developing a mi…
We plan to use magnetomicrometry to provide natural control over prosthetic limbs
C. Taylor, Magnetomicrometry : Tissue length tracking via implanted magnetic beads (2020). https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/130210
Regenerative agriculture, or “carbon farming,” is the use of agricultural practices and crops that draw down excess atmospheric carbon thro…
We have developed tightly coupled sensor network that tries to mimic some of the sensory characteristics of a natural skin. Developed in a …
Wicaksono, I.*, Cherston, J.*, & Paradiso, J. A. (2021). Electronic Textile Gaia: Ubiquitous Computational Substrates Across Geometric Scales. IEEE Pervasive Computing.
Biological Carbon Pump (BCP), which refers to the transport of particulate organic carbon (POC) from the ocean’s surface to the bottom, dir…
The Space Exploration Initiative supports research across and beyond MIT in two microgravity flights this spring.
Wicaksono, I and Paradiso, J.A."FabricKeyboard: Multimodal Textile Sensate Media as an Expressive and Deformable Musical Interface
", New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) May 15-19, 2017. Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
This mission included participation from several departments at MIT and outside collaborators from across the globe.
OverviewPAL is a wearable platform for personalized, context-aware, and always-present user change. PAL has mult…
Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.
Its potential here on Earth has much more widespread benefit potential, particularly in the era of COVID-19.
Clothing that monitors vital signs could be made possible with electronic sensors that have been embedded into stretchy fabrics.
Multimodal textile sensate media as an expressive and deformable musical interfaceIn the area of intelligent textiles, we are exploring a m…
Camera Culture head Ramesh Raskar talks to Rashmi Mohan about his interdisciplinary research and entrepreneurial endeavors.
When materials sciences meet HCI and e-textiles, for custom sensors and actuatorsIn this project we explore the process of polymerization t…
Spinoff Figur8 and member company Toppan Printing have developed a new service using musculoskeletal sensors to assess body misalignment.
RF-EATS is a new system that can verify the authenticity of food and liquids in closed containers without opening them or requiring an…
Signal Kinetics head Fadel Adib and other junior faculty members talk about the ways the J-WAFS’ seed grant program has catalyzed their work
Awards honor young professors in the Media Lab and departments of Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemical Engineering, EECS, + Math
Johnson, K.T. & Picard, R.W. (2020). Advancing Neuroscience through Wearable Devices. Neuron 108(1), 8-12.
Read the preliminary report from the Living Observatory at Tidmarsh on the benefits of restoration projects on four cranberry farms in MA.
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 batt…
We are presenting the WorkOut Sensor Node Assistant (WOSNA), a body sensor net composed of many tiny sensor nodes that can suck on the skin…
Lighting conditions in an indoor environment have been shown to affect our cognition and behaviors in a variety of ways. On average, we spe…
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB relie…
Space research, led by a diverse team of women scientists, will be presented at this year's AIAA Ascend Conference.
New approach could spark an era of battery-free ocean exploration, with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
We present the design, implementation, and evaluation of 𝑈2𝐵, a technology that enables scalable ad ultra-low power ocean IoT. At the…
A new device extracts energy from ambient noise
Did you know that submarines today still cannot wirelessly communicate with airplanes? For decades, communicating between underwater and th…
TransparenSea is an AI system that uses video from tuna longline vessels as input to identify dangerous fishing practices while at sea.Comm…
Tidmarsh is a 600-acre former cranberry farm near Plymouth, MA that has undergone a restoration to wetland. We have instrumented the site w…
When we form memories, not everything that we perceive is noticed; not everything that we notice is remembered. Humans are excellent at f…