Research Stories

Flexible sensors can detect movement in GI tract

Ingestible devices could diagnose gastrointestinal slowdown or monitor food intake.

Developing sensors to defend aircraft against lasers

MIT Lincoln Laboratory team is working on ground-based cameras that detect sources of laser beam attacks on aircraft and may lessen dangers for pilots.

The Engine announces investments in first group of startups

New venture launched by MIT will support “tough-tech” companies at work on transformative ideas that take time to commercialize.

Hacking functional fabrics to aid emergency response

MIT and other innovators design novel solutions for the battlefield, disaster sites, and other dangerous environments.

Monitoring metabolic energy expenditure, health, and fitness with a breath analyzer

Simple-to-use, low-cost respiratory sensor enables measurement and tracking of personal metabolism.