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  • May 26, 2016

    DARPA'S Moonshots news


    CNBC News
    A CNBC News interview with the Director of DARPA spotlights the robotic exosuit developed by Wyss Core Faculty member Conor Walsh that can lighten heavy loads by responding to the wearer's gait...

  • May 23, 2016

    Insoles That Buzz Your Feet Could Improve Balance news

    Live Science
    Live Science explains how the insoles developed at the Wyss boost stability in wearers by electrically stimulating the feet with random vibrations that are too gentle to feel...

  • May 17, 2016

    New 3D Printer Draws in Midair Like Magic news

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    Gizmodo describes a new 3D printer developed by Wyss Core Faculty member Jennifer Lewis that can create metal structures in mid-air without the need for supports...

  • May 17, 2016

    ReWalk Robotics working on 'exosuit' to help stroke, MS patients news


    Boston Business Journal
    Described in the Boston Business Journal, the new partnership between the Wyss Institute and ReWalk Robotics is paving the way for the versatile soft exosuit technology to make its way to millions of consumers across a host of patient populations...

  • May 17, 2016

    Harvard 3D Printer Uses Lasers To Make Self-Supporting Metal Structures In Mid-air news

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    Tech Times
    Tech Times describes a new 3D printer developed by Wyss Core Faculty member Jennifer Lewis that can create metal structures in mid-air without the need for supports...

  • May 17, 2016

    ReWalk, Wyss Institute Partner on Next-Gen Soft Exoskeletons news


    Robotics Trends
    Robotics Trends describes how the new partnership between the Wyss Institute and ReWalk Robotics might be the beginning of the end for the bulky, rigid, exoskeletons we've come to know and love...

  • May 17, 2016

    ReWalk, Wyss Institute team up for lower-limb exoskeleton development news


    Fierce Medical Devices
    Fierce Medical Devices spotlights the exclusive partnership between the Wyss Institute and ReWalk Robotics that is focused on creating "soft suit" systems for patients who suffer from stroke or MS, or for older individuals with limited mobility...

  • May 13, 2016

    Noteworthy tech, from a brawny robot to blazing fast Internet news


    Boston Globe Magazine
    The battery powered exosuit, developed by Wyss Core Faculty member Conor Walsh, was listed as one of 2016's Game Changers by Boston Globe Magazine. The exosuit assumes some of the effort of lifting loads or walking by giving a well-timed, battery-powered push to the leg...

  • May 12, 2016

    Flying Mini-Robots Can Cling to Your Window news


    Scientific American
    Scientific American describes the micro aerial robots developed by Core Faculty member Rob Wood that can now use electroadhesion to perch during flight to conserve energy...

  • May 9, 2016

    Wyss scientists develop paper-based test for Zika as outbreaks take their toll news

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    Fierce Medical Devices
    As the Zika epidemic rages on, scientists are looking for new diagnostics that can quickly and inexpensively monitor outbreaks. Now researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute are developing a low-cost test that uses small paper discs to rapidly pinpoint the virus...

  • May 6, 2016

    Harvard, Boston scientists create paper test for Zika virus news

    Boston Business Journal
    A team of researchers, led by Wyss Core Faculty member James Collins, has developed a way to diagnose a patient with Zika virus using only paper, and within two to three hours...

  • May 6, 2016

    Rapid Zika Test Is Introduced by Researchers news

    The New York Times
    A paper-based rapid test for the Zika virus was introduced on Friday. The test, which gives results in two to three hours, was developed by Wyss Core Faculty member James Collins and collaborators...

  • May 4, 2016

    Harvard-developed vibrating shoes could be next big thing in athletic gear news

    Boston Business Journal
    Shoes that vibrate can apparently improve balance and agility, and thanks to a recent licensing deal, they are likely headed to the market. Two studies published this month by Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering University have shown that the vibrating insoles improved balance when fatigued and overall agility...

  • Apr 29, 2016

    Want to test new drugs? Put a fake lung on a chip news

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    WIRED Magazine
    WIRED Health 2016 put the spotlight on Emulate, a Wyss startup that is paving the way towards creating personalized drugs for individual patients by recreating the dynamic nature of the human body on USB-sized organs-on-chips...

  • Apr 26, 2016

    Lens of Time: Bumper Bees news

    WATCH: bioGraphic features the tiny, flying RoboBee, developed by Wyss Core Faculty Rob Wood, in a video demonstrating how using high-speed video to pull back the veil on bumblebee flight dynamics and wing structure.

  • Apr 20, 2016

    Harvard Robot Gets to 'Root' of Coding news

    PC Magazine
    PC Magazine describes Root, a robot that drives and draws on classroom whiteboards to encourage social learning and freeform creativity. Unlike structured websites that teach coding as an individual activity, coding with robots is an inherently dynamic experience...

  • Apr 20, 2016

    Meet Root, the robot that helps students understand programming news

    Mashable features Root, an educational robot that glides along metal-backed whiteboards or any horizontal surface, drawing and erasing lines, scanning colors, playing musical notes and displaying different color lights — all of which you control with a unique programming app...

  • Apr 20, 2016

    Emulate is testing drugs on tiny human organ chips news

    Wired UK
    Wired UK features Wyss Institute start-up, Emulate Inc., which makes USB-sized devices that recreate the conditions inside organs and provide insight into the way that drugs, chemicals, and cosmetics affect humans. The 35-person biotech firm plans to release organ-on-chip test kits for scientists to try out in lab conditions later this year...

  • Apr 19, 2016

    Root is a robot teaching children code news

    The Boston Globe
    The Boston Globe describes Root, a six-sided robot-on-wheels developed at the Wyss Institute that made its formal debut Monday at a prominent education technology summit in San Diego....

  • Apr 18, 2016

    Root, the code-teaching robot news

    The Harvard Gazette
    The Harvard Gazette features Root, an educational robot developed at the Wyss Institute that is programmed using a tablet interface called Square. Root has light and color sensors, bumpers, and a touch surface that enable it to respond to the physical world...

  • Apr 18, 2016

    Meet 'Root' the Robot Helping Kids Learn to Code news

    Education World
    Education World describes Root, an educational robot developed at the Wyss Institute which can be integrated into the classroom. It can be used with an iPad and can draw on a whiteboard and erase it, too...

  • Apr 18, 2016

    A robot to teach kids coding news

    A robot named Root has been developed to expose kids of all ages to coding in a way that brings the often daunting world of computer science to life...

  • Apr 18, 2016

    Root is a little robot on a mission to teach kids to code news

    Wired features Root, an educational robot developed at the Wyss Institute designed to teach kids - and adults - how to code...

  • Apr 11, 2016

    Inflammatory Investigations news

    MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College London
    The human blood-brain barrier-on-a-chip device developed at the Wyss Institute has been featured as the Biomedical Picture of the Day. The device offers new ways of studying drug delivery and neurological disease in vitro...

  • Mar 28, 2016

    Ali Khademhosseini: A Global Leader in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering news

    The Huffington Post
    The Huffington Post spotlights Wyss Associate Faculty member Ali Khademhosseini as a global leader in biomaterials and tissue engineering and highlights his pioneering work towards generating tissue-engineered organs and controlling cell behavior...

We've won a Webby Award!

Wyss Institute is proud to announce our win in the 2012
Webby Awards in the Science category.