Wearable Tech For Health
Rosaland Picard SM ’86, SCD ’91, Faculty
Picard, founding director of the MIT Media Lab’s Affective Computing Research Group, explores ways that technology can monitor and analyze human biological and emotional states. As chief scientist of startup Empatica, she helps to design devices that use medical-quality sensing and smartphone apps to track personal health data. One example: a sleek wristband that not only registers activity and sleep but sends out an alert if the wearer shows signs of an epileptic seizure.