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2016

  • The body, electric: Rosalind Picard lectures on wearable technology by Casey Sanchez, Santa Fe New Mexican, August 26, 2016

  • Computational behavioral science develops tools, methods to reach children with autism by Miles O'Brien & Ann Kellan, National Science Foundation, April 4, 2016

  • Digital technology pushes out frontiers of healthcare by Sarah Murray, Financial Times, April 1, 2016

  • Wristband Monitors, Alerts for Epileptic Seizures. by Katrina Pascual, Tech Times, March 13, 2016

  • Wristband detects and alerts for seizures, monitors stress. by Rob Matheson, MIT News, March 9, 2016

  • 2015

  • Beyond Fitbit: The quest to develop medical-grade wearables. by Julie Steenhuysen, REUTERS, December 18, 2015

  • Eyeing College Stress, Sleep Patterns. by Karen Weintraub, Boston Globe, November 16, 2015

  • Taking the (Often Imprecise) Measure of Stress. by Karen Weintraub, The New York Times, November 16, 2015

  • Track Your Heart with Your Phone. by Rachel Metz, MIT Tech Review, November 11, 2015

  • Un braccialetto per controllare lo stress lavorativo. by Sara Moraca, Wired IT, July 26, 2015

  • Computers That Can Read Your Emotions. by Marc Sollinger, WGBH, July 17, 2015

  • Shifting identity. by Matt Kaplan, The Economist, June 18, 2015

  • An Epilepsy Tracker So Beautiful, It Could Be Sold In An Apple Store by John Brownlee, Fast Company Design, February 3, 2015

  • CNN's 7 Tech Superheroes to Watch in 2015". , January 20, 2015

  • Website tracks your happiness to remind you life's not so bad. Boston Magazine, January 5, 2015

  • 2014

  • A Smart Watch To Manage Epileptic Seizures. by Jennifer Hicks, Forbes, November 30, 2014

  • Embrace is the medical-grade wearable we've been waiting for. by Joao Medeiros, WIRED UK, November 19, 2014.

  • Google Glass Can Now Track Your Stress Level. by Rachel Metz, MIT Technology Review, September 5, 2014.

  • Google Glass, now in tune with your emotions. by Hal Hodson, NewScientist, September 4, 2014.

  • Exclusive: Researchers turn Google Glass into health sensor. by Madhumita Venkataramanan, WIRED UK, September 4, 2014.

  • Rise of the machines that read your mind. by Murad Ahmed, The Times, May 8, 2014.

  • Devices That Know How We Really Feel. by Nick Bilton, New York Times, May 4, 2014.

  • Measuring our behavior can influence the technology we design. by David Chen, TechNet, April 30, 2014.

  • Feeling mad? New devices can sense your mood and tell - or even text others. by Arthur Allen, Washington Post, January 13, 2014.

  • How Do You Feel? Your Computer Knows by Tom Geller, Communications of the ACM, January 2014.

  • 2013

  • Startup Gets Computers to Read Faces, Seeks Purpose Beyond Ads by David Talbot, MIT Technology Review, October 28, 2013.

  • Rosalind Picard: Robots will have a role in healthcare HARDtalk, BBC News Technology , October 24, 2013.

  • App helps tell difference between smirks, smiles by Karen Weintraub, Boston Globe, August 19, 2013.

  • Eyeing College Stress, Sleep Patterns. by Michael Mosley, BBC Horizon, July 11, 2013

  • Say Goodbye to the Taped Interview by Em Maier, Inc., June 17, 2013.

  • MIT’s new automated ‘life coach’ can help you ace job interviews (video) by Tom Cheredar, VentureBeat, June 16, 2013.

  • MACH system from MIT can coach those with social anxiety by Terrence O'Brien Engadget, June 15, 2013.

  • Virtual Conversation Coach Helps Overcome Social Awkwardness, Public Speaking Anxiety [VIDEO] by Ashik Siddique, Medical Daily, June 14, 2013.

  • New Computer Software Can Help Improve Social Skills by Anya Kamenetz, FastCompany, June 14, 2013.

  • Automated 'coach' could help with social interactions by David Chandler, MIT News, June 14, 2013.

  • How to..Inerpret Facial Expressions by Staff Writer, FastCompany, June 14, 2013.

  • 2012

  • Welcome to Rosalind Picard's touchy-feely world of empathic tech, by Adam Higginbotham, Wired UK, November 27, 2012.

  • But How Do You Really Feel? Someday the Computer May Know, by Karen Weintraub, The New York Times, October 15, 2012.

  • Delight or Frustration? Tough Call by David Chandler, Technology Review, September/October, 2012.

  • Epilepsy Watch by Chantal Braganza, Reader's Digest Canada, August, 2012.

  • Kiss your Unfeeling Computer Goodbye by Junko Yoshida , EE Times, August 22, 2012.

  • Teaching Devices to tell a Frown From a Smile by Karen Weintraub, Technology Review, August 21, 2012.

  • Biosensors to Monitor U.S. Students' Attentiveness by Stephanie Simon, Reuters, June 13, 2012.

  • Can new software tell if your smile is real? MIT Media Lab develops expression-analyzing software by Meghan Neal, NY DailyNews, May 29, 2012.

  • Algorithm Can Tell If Your Smile is Happy or Born of Frustration by Rebecca Boyle, Popular Science, May 29, 2012.

  • MIT Researchers Decode Your Smile by Tim Newcomb, Time, May 29, 2012.

  • MIT researchers teach computers to recognize your smile, frustration by Sean Buckley, Engadget, May 28, 2012.

  • What It Means That Computers Can Tell These Smiles Apart, But You Can't by Megan Garber, The Atlantic, May 26, 2012.

  • Can you tell a fake smile from a real one? Research lab's computer is better at guessing the truth than humans by Eddie Wrenn, DailyMail, May 25, 2012.

  • New Computer Algorithm Knows Your Phony Smile [VIDEO] by Sonia Paul, Mashable, May 25, 2012.

  • Fake Smile Study Uses Algorithm To Gauge Genuine Happiness, Frustration The Huffington Post, May 25, 2012.

  • Computers better at spotting fake smiles than humans The Telegraph, May 25, 2012.

  • MIT's algorithm can spot a fake smile better than a human can by Olivia Solon, Wired, May 25, 2012.

  • Is that smile real or fake? by David L. Chandler, MIT News, May 25, 2012. MIT Homepage spotlight

  • If You’re Faking a Smile, the MIT Media Lab Knows It by Lauren Landry, Boston Innovation, May 24, 2012.

  • Frustrated? You're Probably Smiling Anyway by Jennifer Welsh, Live Science, May 24, 2012.

  • Wristband Sensors Can Detect, and Possibly Predict, Life-Threatening Seizures by Clay Dillow, Popular Science, May 09, 2012.

  • The Epilepsy Wristband by Christopher Wright, DailyRx, April 28, 2012.

  • Wristband Could Predict Severe Epileptic Seizures by Sarah O'Meara, The Huffington Post UK, April 27, 2012.

  • Gauging Seizures' Severity by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office, April 27, 2012.

  • Treating Epileptic Seizures in Kids by the Clock by Dawn Fallik The Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2012.

  • Training computers to recognize emotion by Anna Bressanin and camera by Ilya Shnitser, BBC, April 17, 2012.

  • Millward Brown, Affectiva: A new way to test emotional responses to ads, BizCommunity, February 15, 2012.

  • At MIT, computers that understand human emotions, by Amy Kraft, SmartPlanet, February 11, 2012.

  • 2011

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    2008

    2006 - 2007

    2003 - 2005

    • Virtual Fitness Trainer Gets Pulses racing by Bennett Daviss, New Scientist, December 3, 2005, Magazine issue 2528.

    • ILP Edition of MIT Technology Insider, October 2004.

    • Entschuldigung vom Drucker, by Hilmar Schmundt, Der Spiegel, 26 April 2004, p. 194.

    • Computers with Attitude, Science News for Kids, March 2004.

    • New Computers Sense Users' Feelings, Respond by Chelsea Stark, The Daily Texan, February 20, 2004, page 6.

    • The Love Machine by David Diamond, WIRED, December 2003, pages 230-235.

    • Si Hacemos Los Ordenadores Mas Humanos Se Negaran A Trabajar by Javier Cavanilles, El Mundo, Valencia/Sociedad Julio 2003, pg. 10.

    • Entrevista: Rosalind Picard: Experta del MIT en Computacion Afectiva by Alejandro Sacristan, Muy Interesante, No. 266, Julio 2003, pages 137-138.

    2001-2002

    • Accident Free Driving: A Change of Perspectives, DaimlerChrysler HighTech Report, Edition 2/2002, pages 46-51.

    • Self Portraits of the Future, Emotion and the Computer by Noriko Takiguchi, Axis, Volume 99, September/October 2002, pages 111-113.

    • How MIT Won Me Over by June Wakefield, ZDNet (UK), June 26, 2001.

    • Customer empathy Infoconomist, May 9, 2002.

    • A Human Touch for Machines by Charles Piller, LA Times, May 7, 2002.

    • Looking Alive by Thomas Hine, The Atlantic, November 2001.

    • At MIT Lab, Emotions Do Compute by Ellen Gamerman,The Baltimore Sun, August 22, 2001, page 1.

    • Sensual Computing, PC PRO, Futures, May 1, 2001.

    • E-Learners Should Rule by Tamara Hosansky, Medical Meetings, April 1, 2001.

    • Making Sense: Robot Research Eyes Emotion by Gareth Cook,The Boston Globe, City & Region, April 30, 2001.

    • Getting to Know You by Carolyn Marshall, Business 2.0, March 20, 2001.

    • Wearable Computers, PC Upgrade, March 1, 2001.

    2000

    • Getting the Picture: How A Cybernetic Camera Triggered by the Subconscious Could Tackle Image Overload by Don Lake, Advanced Imaging, November, 2000.

    • Wearable Computers by William Van Winkle, Laptop, Science & Technology, October 1, 2000, pages 130- 136.

    • The IBTE Conversation: Computers That "Feel Your Pain" with Rosalind Picard by Albert M. Erisman and David W. Gill, Bulletin of the Institute for Business, Technology & Ethics, Issue 13, October 2000, pages 4-9.

    • The Media Lab at a Crossroads by David H. Freedman, Technology Review September/October, 2000, pages 71-83.

    • Warm and Fuzzy Logic by Peter Kupfer,Metropolis, July 2000, pages 100-105, 134.

    • Citiace Pocitace", Pravda, Techn. Spektrum, June 29, 2000.

    • Putting a Smiley Face on the Computer by Grant Buckler,Computer Dealer News, June 2, 2000.

    • La Moda Chip by Gian Emilio Mazzoleni,Carnet, June 1, 2000, pages 64-66 and September 1, 2000 (Milan).

    • Smart Envrironments, The MIT Report, March, 2000, pages 1-4.

    • PC, Gefuhlsecht, General-Anzeiger, April 2000.

    • Computer Sollen Sensibel Werden, Neue Westfalische and Haller Kreisblatt, April, 2000.

    • Computer Sollen in Zukunft Sensibler Werden,Oberhessische Zeitung and Kreis-Anzeiger fur Wetterau und Vogelsberg, April, 2000.

    • Wie Sage Ich Es Meinem Computer?, Freiberger Nachrichten, April 14, 2000, page 8. Also in Grenchner Tagblatt , March 22, 2000, page 25;Langenthaler Tagblatt, March 22, 2000, page 25 and Berner Rundschau, March, 22, 2000, page 25.

    • Modern PCs: Infinite Potential, As Always by Jim Rue, Computer Service & Repair, March/April, 2000.

    • Le Cybermonde Au Quotidien by Bruno D. Cot, L'Express, February, 10, 2000, page 97.

    • Before Long, The Desktop Could Know How You Feel by Ian Austen,International Herald Tribune, New York, Jan. 10, 2000.

    • Soon: Computers That Know You Hate Them by Ian Austen, The New York Times,, Circuits, January 6, 2000, pages E1, E7-E8.

    • Den Cursor mit Blinken Lenken, Desiree Karge and Harald Fette, CHIP, December 1999, pages 288-293.

    1999

    • Affective Computing and SENS*BLES, Weekly Toyo Keizai (in Japanese), December 11, 1999, pages 30-32.

    • The Feeling Machines: Would You Want Your PC to Respond to your Emotions? Affective Computers Can do Just That &#;151 and much more by James Geary, Time, October 11, 1999, pages 14-16.

    • El Paradigma Nord-America, Tecno 2000, Dona I Ciencia, Revisita D'Innovacio A L' Empresa, Setembre/Octubre, 1999. page 6.

    • El Paradigma Nordamericano, Tecno 2000, Mujer Y Cienca, Revisita De Innovacion En La Empresa, Setiembre/Octubre, 1999. page 4.

    • Computers May Ease Life's Vexations by Tom Stein, San Francisco Chronicle, July 26, 1999.

    • Software, Hardware And Ready-to-Wear by Linton Weeks, Washington Post, June 18, 1999.

    • Computers Will Be More Human by Michael J. Miller, PC Magazine, June 22, 1999, page 113.

    • Edinburgh Festival Announcement, Computing (London), March 25, 1999.

    • IBM Research Director Focuses on Future of Computing by Janet Rae-Dupree, Troy (NY) Record, January 25, 1999.

    • Interface-Off by Matt Steinglass, Metropolis, June 1999, pages 118-126.

    • I Know How You Feel by Clive Davidson, New Scientist, May 8, 1999, pages 26-31.

    • Ausgerechnet Wir by Christian Buck, Konrad, pages 22-28.

    • Se Il Computer Ha l’arteriosclerosi by Gualtiero Peirce, La Repubbica, page 39.

    • On Your Wavelength by Hester Lacey, The Independent On Sunday, May 26,1999.

    • Miss Rosalind et Son Ordinateur by Jean-Luc Andrei, Vogue, February 1999.

    1998

    • A Motherboard's Love by Emily Esterson, Inc. , September 15, 1998, No. 3, page 31.

    • Mood Music by Christopher Miller, Popular Science, October 1998, page 45.

    • MIT's PC breakthrough by Margaret Kane, ZDNet News, July 26, 1998.

    • These Computers Know you Don't Like Them by Margaret Kane, ZDNet News, July 22,1998.

    • Computer With A Heart Is Goal, Designer Says, Washington Times, February 17, 1998.

    • A HAL Of A Way To Take The Chip Off Marvin's Cold Shoulder by Tony Durham, The Times Higher, March 13, 1998, page 111.

    • Soft-hearted Hardware On The Way by Oliver Burkeman, The Independent Network, December 14, 1998.

    • Collected Works by Wendy Grossman, New Scientist, January 17, 1999, page 47.

    • Getting to Know You: Should Computers Have Emotions? by Lee Ridgway, MIT I/S, Volume 13, No. 4, March/April 1998, pages 1-2.

    • Computers with Emotions by Jeffrey H. Epstein, The Futurist, April 1998, page 12.

    • PostScript Meets Pasta: MIT - Lab Full of High-Tech Toys by Jamie Beckett, San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, October 9, 1998.

    • Wear Do PCs Go From Here? by Douglas Gantenbein, Home Office Computing, November 1998.

    • Computer Mit Gefulhlen by Karlhorst Klotz, CHIP, July 7, 1998, page 216.

    • In the Labs, Wearable Computers Are Becoming a Reality by Michel Marriott, The New York Times, July 23, 1998.

    • Boost Your PC's Emotional IQ by staff writer, Time Digital, September 7, 1998.

    • L'ordinateur Affectif (The Emotional Computer) by Roman Ikonicoff, Science & Vie, Number 971, August 1998, pages 120-121.

    • Music and Graphics in Harmony by Donna Coco, Computer Graphics World, 1998.

    • Computer Emozionante by Simona Vigna, Il Mondo, Number 33/34, August 1998, pages 80-82.

    • Digital Culture, Atlantic Unbound, April 29, 1998.

    • FM Interviews: Rosalind Picard",, First Monday, April 1998.

    • Music and Graphics in Harmony by Donna Coco, Computer Graphics World, August 1998, pages 20-21.

    • The Body's Musical Rhythms by Julie Flaherty, New York Times, Circuits, June 11, 1998, page E4.

    • Lockhart Suits Up by Beth Carney and Maureen Dezell, The Boston Globe, June 4, 1998.

    1996-1997

    • Emotionale Aufrüstung (Emotional Upgrade) by Christian Webber, Focus, Number 40, 1997, pages 246-248.

    • Socrates At The Terminal: Emotion's Neglected Role In High-Tech Education by Norman Weinstein, Educom Review, November/December 1997, pages 52-55.

    • Frontiers in Cyberspace: Agents and Emissaries by John Adams, Webs, Wires & Waves, New York Times Ad Supplement, April 20, 1997.

    • Beyond the Internet Generation 2 by John Adams, NSF feature in Discover, May 1997.

    • Research Shows Computers Can Be Murder by Peter Coffee, PC Week, December 29, 1997.

    • These Computers Were Made For Wearing by Lori Valigra, The Christian Science Monitor, December 18, 1997, pages 10-11.

    • Laugh and Your Computer Will Laugh With You, Someday by Daniel Goleman, The New York Times, January 7, 1997, pages C1, C9.

    • You're Wrong, Mr. Spock by David Concar, New Scientist Supplement, April 26, 1996, pages 4-7.

    • Negroponte: Affective Computing by Nicholas Negroponte with Rosalind W. Picard, WIRED, April 1996, page 184.

    • Aqui se Fabrica O Futuro by Heitor Shimizu and Ricardo Setti, Super Interessante, March 1996, pages 50-51.


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