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    • Adaptive role switching in socially interactive agents for children's language learning 

      Chen, Huili, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Learning language and literacy at a young age is important, as children's early language ability can impact their later educational success [1][2]. However, one of the major barriers to early language and literacy learning ...
    • AirTap : a multimodal interactive interface platform with free-space cutaneous haptic feedback via toroidal air-vortices 

      Shtarbanov, Ali (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      With recent developments in visual interface technologies, which are now capable of delivering rich and highly immersive experiences, the need has arisen to develop equally capable haptic-feedback technologies that can ...
    • An apparatus enabling easier and more automated dietary pattern tracking 

      Wang, Guolong, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Nutritional assessment is an important problem for every American. Studies suggest that as many as 90% of Americans fall short of Vitamins D and E as a result of their regular dietary habits, and up to 50% of Americans do ...
    • Auditory display for maximizing engagement and attentive capacity 

      Cherston, Juliana Mae (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Two projects in scientific data sonification are presented. 'Quantizer' is a platform that enables composers to develop artistic sonification schemes using real-time data from the ATLAS detector at CERN. Three sample audio ...
    • AUFLIP : teaching front flips with auditory feedback towards a system for learning advanced movement 

      Levine, Daniel Visan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      AUFLIP describes an auditory feedback system approach for learning advanced movements, informed and motivated by established methods of implicit motor learning by analogy, our physiological constraints, and the state of ...
    • Automated histopathological analyses at scale 

      Mohit, Mrinal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Histopathology is the microscopic examination of processed human tissues to diagnose conditions like cancer, tuberculosis, anemia and myocardial infractions. The diagnostic procedure is, however, very tedious, time-consuming ...
    • Automatic identification of representative content on Twitter 

      Vijayaraghavan, Prashanth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Microblogging services, most notably Twitter, have become popular avenues to voice opinions and be active participants of discourse on a wide range of topics. As a consequence, Twitter has become an important part of the ...
    • AutomaTiles : tangible cellular automata for playful engagement with systems thinking 

      Bobrow, Jonathan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      There is an increasingly vital awareness that our world is an aggregate of complex systems, emergent behavior, and system dynamics. The perceptual and analytical tools for exploring and studying these systems, however, ...
    • Bikebump : collective urban design 

      Sakai, Yasushi, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Present urban planning issues require to involve the public in the urban design process, and this slow and complicated process remains the primary domain of expert planners and consultants. Although there have been many ...
    • A body-grounded kinesthetic haptic device for virtual reality 

      Calvo, Andres (Andres Alejandre) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Kinesthetic haptic devices can make us feel that we are touching or holding objects that are not actually there by applying a force directly onto a user's body. As a corollary of Newton's third law, these devices are ...
    • Brain-controlled interface for the motile control of spermatozoa : a biopolitical feminist work 

      Liu, Anne (Anne Ani) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Acknowledging and reflecting upon the cultural and scientific discourses that shape the notions the female body, this thesis presents a biopolitical feminist work in which a woman controls the motility of spermatozoa through ...
    • BrightBeat : effortlessly influencing breathing for cultivating calmness and focus 

      Ghandeharioun, Asma (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      There are many health-related risks associated with chronic stress. One approach for addressing this issue comes from strengthening inside self-regulation abilities rather than eliminating outside sources of stress. However, ...
    • Characterization and control of a new high-torque motor for autonomous wearable robotics 

      Abromowitz, Madeleine Rose (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      A new 'axial-transverse flux' motor (ATFM) topology is of interest to autonomous lower-extremity robotics designers for its high torque density and low winding resistance. Unfortunately, deliberate asymmetries in the design ...
    • Characterization of selected single and convergent stimuli-induced behaviors in larval zebrafish 

      Skuhersky, Michael Alexander (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      In this work, we designed and implemented several distinct and combined behavior stimuli experimental setups, which were used to characterize larval zebrafish behavior at various stimuli parameters. Tested stimuli was ...
    • Characterizing electrodermal responses during sleep in a 30-day ambulatory study 

      Taylor, Sara Ann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Electrodermal activity (EDA) refers to the electrical activity measured on and under the surface of the skin and has been used to study sleep, stress, and mood. While gathering this signal was once confined to the laboratory, ...
    • Chemical inflation for assisted assembly 

      Webb, Penelope Eugenia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      This thesis aims to utilize an output method for popup fabrication, using chemical inflation as a technique for instant, hardware-free shape change. By applying state-changing techniques as a medium for material activation, ...
    • CityMatrix : an urban decision support system augmented by artificial intelligence 

      Zhang, Yan, S.M. Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Cities are our future. Ninety percent of the world's population growth is expected to take place in cities. Not only are cities becoming bigger, they are also becoming more complex and changing even more rapidly. The ...
    • Complex systems and a computational social science perspective on the labor market 

      Almaatouq, Abdullah Mohammed (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Labor market institutions are central for modern economies, and their polices can directly affect unemployment rates and economic growth. At the individual level, unemployment often has a detrimental impact on people's ...
    • A computational tool for evaluating urban vitality using Kendall Square development proposals as a case study 

      Gowharji, Waleed F (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Kendall Square, home to MIT, a world-class university and a district known globally for its reputation as an epicenter of ideas and innovation, has recently seen a new wave of development seeking to turn it into a place ...
    • Computer mediated expression in paint 

      Achituv, Tal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      of a framework for computer mediated expression. The computer's role in mediation is dual-both for enabling new forms of creative work as well as enabling creative work for populations for which it is not currently accessible, ...