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Technology is an integral part of our contemporary, connected world: the separation between human and machine is reducing more and more, social media dominates human interaction, and devices are becoming more compact, integrated (with living tissues and the environment), and capable of complex computation.

New materials are bringing computing, sensing and imaging on the skin of and inside humans. Data is pervasive and rich of emergent information of diagnostic, social, and logistical importance allowing to see the invisible, access and transfer information globally, and connect us like never before.


  • Tufts Institute of Living Technologies
  • #Learning
  • Living Devices Laboratory


Co Chairs: Fio Omenetto (School of Engineering) & David Kaplan (School of Engineering)
Facilitator: Kirby Johnson (OVPR, Research Integrity)

  • Bree Aldridge (Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences)
  • Marina Bers (School of Arts and Sciences)
  • Kenneth Fan (Tufts Launchpad)
  • Joshua Finkelstein (School of Engineering)
  • Kathleen Fisher (School of Engineering)
  • Charlie Mace (School of Arts and Sciences)
  • Jose Ordovas (Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging)
  • Matthias Scheutz (School of Engineering)
  • Ben Wolfe (School of Arts and Sciences)
  • Iryna Zenyuk (School of Engineering)