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    • Accelerated and improved motor learning and rehabilitation using kinesthetic feedback 

      Lieberman, Jeff I. (Jeff Ian), 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      About 21 million people in the United States [roughly 8%] have a basic motor skill inability [13], many stemming not from atrophy, but an improper mapping from the brain to the motor system. Devices exist today to aid ...
    • Accessorizing with networks : the possibilities of building with computational textiles 

      Nanda, Gauri (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      What is a conversation like between a handbag and a scarf? How can you mediate their conversation and when is your skirt allowed in on the discussion? As a woman is about to leave her house, her handbag may solicit the ...
    • An ad-hoc wireless communication system 

      Yuen, Hector (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      This thesis studies the challenges of providing load balancing and fault-tolerant external links between ad-hoc multicast mesh networks. The work is the gateway component of a research platform called FluidVoice, a wireless ...
    • Ambient addition : how to turn urban noise into music 

      Vawter, Noah (Noah Theodore) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      As human civilization devises ever more powerful machines, living among them may become more difficult. We may find ourselves surrounded by incidentally created sounds and noises which are out of synchronization with our ...
    • Analogic for code estimation and detection 

      Sun, Xu, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Analogic is a class of analog statistical signal processing circuits that dynamically solve an associated inference problem by locally propagating probabilities in a message-passing algorithm [29] [15]. In this thesis, we ...
    • Animated props for responsive playspaces 

      Seitinger, Susanne, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Playgrounds are special places within the urban landscape specially designed for children. Here, they encounter the outdoors and the physical properties of large spaces through play, which allows children to develop their ...
    • Audio-based localisation for ubiquitous sensor networks 

      Dalton, Benjamin Christopher (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      This research presents novel techniques for acoustic-source location for both actively triggered, and passively detected signals using pervasive, distributed networks of devices, and investigates the combination of existing ...
    • Autism, new music technologies and cognition 

      Boulanger, Adam (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Central coherence accounts of autism have shown dysfunction in the processing of local versus global information that may be the source of symptoms in social behavior, communication and repetitive behavior. An application ...
    • The chandelier : an exploration in robotic musical instrument design 

      Fabio, Michael A., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis presents several works involving robotic musical instruments. Robots have long been used in industry for performing repetitive tasks, or jobs requiring superhuman strength. However, more recently robots have ...
    • Cheiro : creating expressive textual communication and anthropomorphic typography 

      Lam, Francis, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Despite rapid technological advancement and improvement in network bandwidth, people still like to use text for remote communication. Simplicity, directness and anonymity make textual chat the most popular method of ...
    • City-Car : optimizing vehicle and urban efficiencies through a shared adaptive platform 

      Lark, William, 1981- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Research focused on developing an innovative, yet simple automobile platform that maximizes its efficiency through shared convenience. Work was initially put into studying both current vehicles and urban architecture, in ...
    • Collective systems for creative expression 

      Arıkan, Harun Burak (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      This thesis defines collective systems as a unique category of creative expression through the procedures of micro and macro cycles that address the transition from connectivity to collectivity. This thesis discusses the ...
    • Contextual awareness, messaging and communication in nomadic audio environments 

      Sawhney, Nitin, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
    • Cooperative multicast in wireless networks 

      Li, Fulu, 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Wireless communication has fundamental impairments due to multi-path fading, attenuation, reflections, obstructions, and noise. More importantly, it has historically been designed to mimic a physical wire; in concept other ...
    • A day in the life of the RF spectrum 

      Cooley, James E. (James Edward) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      There is a misguided perception that RF spectrum space is fully allocated and fully used though even a superficial study of actual spectrum usage by measuring local RF energy shows it largely empty of radiation. Traditional ...
    • The design and evaluation of a mobile handheld intervention for providing context-sensitive medication reminders 

      Kaushik, Pallavi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      This work introduces the design and exploratory evaluation of a home reminder system for medication and healthcare that situates the timing and location of reminders based on contextual information about the user. The ...
    • Design of intelligent interiors 

      Bonanni, Leonardo Amerigo, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Ubiquitous computing is transforming interior design by allowing utilities, goods and information to be delivered where and when we need them. How will new information technologies impact the design of interior spaces? ...
    • Digital story explication as it relates to emotional needs and learning 

      Daily, Shaundra Bryant (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Too often, efforts toward re-thinking learning environments focus solely on the cognitive aspects of education. By expanding our view to consider other aspects of adolescent development involved in education, we can begin ...
    • Dolltalk : a computational toy to enhance narrative perspective-talking 

      Vaucelle, Catherine N. (Catherine Nicole) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      School curricula are designed with the expectation that students achieve literacy. They usually support the acquisition of language by encouraging students to learn how to decode information within a sentence. In this ...
    • Eliciting and detecting affect in covert and ethically sensitive situations 

      Davis, Philip Charles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      There is growing interest in creating systems that can sense the affective state of a user for a variety of applications. As a result, a large number of studies have been conducted with the goals of eliciting specific ...