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    • Exertion instruments 

      Vawter, Noah (Noah Theodore) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      This dissertation describes the research, development and reasoning behind a family of musical instruments called Exertion Instruments. They use inline electrical generators to run a synthesizer and an amplifier while ...
    • Exertion interfaces : sports over a distance for social bonding and fun 

      Mueller, Florian, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      Social interaction is an essential part of human communication, however the participants are often miles apart. Technological advances strive to bridge the physical distances between people, but generally lack the social ...
    • Exoskin : pneumatically augmenting inelastic materials for texture changing interfaces 

      Tome, Basheer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Programmable materials have the power to bring to life inert materials in the world around us. Exoskin, provides a way to embed a multitude of static, rigid materials into actuatable, elastic membranes, allowing the new ...
    • Experiential lighting : development and validation of perception-based lighting controls 

      Aldrich, Matthew (Matthew Henry) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Lighting, and its emergence as a digital and networked medium, represents an ideal platform for conducting research on both sensor and human-derived methods of control. Notably, solid-state lighting makes possible the ...
    • Expert-free eye alignment and machine learning for predictive health 

      Swedish, Tristan Breaden (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      This thesis documents the development of an "expert-free" device in order to realize a system for scalable screening of the eye fundus. The goal of this work is to demonstrate enabling technologies that remove dependence ...
    • Exploiting object dynamics for recognition and control 

      Robbel, Philipp (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis explores how state-of-the-art object recognition methods can benefit from integrating information across multiple observations of an object. Considered are active vision systems that allow to steer the camera ...
    • Exploiting quaternions to support expressive interactive character motion 

      Johnson, Michael Patrick, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      A real-time motion engine for interactive synthetic characters, either virtual or physical, needs to allow expressivity and interactivity of motion in order to maintain the illusion of life. Canned animation examples from ...
    • Exploration of methods for many-site genome editing with MAGE 

      Sterling, Bram (Bram H.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      In order to modify bacterial genetic codes, modifications must be made throughout the genome wherever the affected codon is used. Making such numerous and widespread genomic changes requires specialized techniques. MAGE ...
    • Exploration of robotic-wheel technology for enhanced urban mobility and city scale omni-directional personal transportation 

      Poblano, Raul-David Valdivia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Mobility is traditionally thought of as freedom to access more goods and services. However, in my view, mobility is also largely about personal freedom, i.e., the ability to exceed one's physical limitations, in essence, ...
    • Explorations in computational tinkering 

      Presicce, Carmelo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      In recent years, there has been a growing interest in tools and strategies to support computational thinking, emphasizing a systematic application of computational ideas to problem solving. In this thesis, I focus instead ...
    • Explorations in musical tinkering 

      Rosenbaum, Eric (Eric Ross) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      This thesis introduces the idea of "musical tinkering," exploring how to engage people in playfully creating and experimenting with their own musical instruments and compositions. I discuss the design and study of two new ...
    • Exploring methodologies to capture subjective impressions of city spaces 

      Anasu, Laya, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Cities and spaces are often examined with a focus on amenities or attributes that can be quantified or explained through patterns and movements by people. There are even numerous apps and services (Yelp, FourSquare, Google ...
    • Expressive digital musical instruments for children 

      Weinberg, Gil, 1967- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
      This thesis proposes to use technology to introduce children to musical expressivity and creativity. It describes a set of digital musical instruments that were developed in an effort to provide children with new tools for ...
    • Expressive mathematics : learning by design 

      Shaffer, David Williamson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
    • Expressive re-performance 

      Pardue, Laurel S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      Many music enthusiasts abandon music studies because they are frustrated by the amount of time and effort it takes to learn to play interesting songs. There are two major components to performance: the technical requirement ...
    • Extending expectation propagation for graphical models 

      Qi, Yuan, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Graphical models have been widely used in many applications, ranging from human behavior recognition to wireless signal detection. However, efficient inference and learning techniques for graphical models are needed to ...
    • Extending the reach of anterior segment ophthalmic imaging 

      Sinha, Shantanu (Shantanu Sanjay) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Eye exams via a slit lamp are critical in screening for conditions such as cataracts, corneal opacities and pterygia early on to avert vision loss. The slit lamp, however, is a purely qualitative optical device that is ...
    • Externalizing and interpreting autonomic arousal in people diagnosed with autism 

      Lee, Jackie Chia-Hsun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      This research explores how externalization of physiological states helps to provide an awareness of hidden stressors through a home-based study, a lab-based study, and a school-based study in order to facilitate social ...
    • Extracting expressive performance information from recorded music 

      Scheirer, Eric David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
    • Eyes Up : influencing social gaze through play 

      Eckhardt, Micah Rye (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Autism can be a debilitating condition that affects a person's personal and social affairs throughout their lifetime. With 1 in 110 people diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) [49], it is important that we ...