The Mobile Technology group was established in 2012 by Dr. Rich Fletcher and is based at the MIT D-Lab. We develop new mobile technologies for a wide range of applications that have social impact, including: mHealth, global health, mobile psychiatry, and intelligent agriculture. We are particularly motivated by the needs of the poor and marginalized segments of the world’s population, such as people living in poor villages in India or the homeless and mentally ill here in the US. To the extent that it can make a difference, we use technology as a tool to help improve the existing health disparities and economic disparities. Our research spans the areas of electronics / sensor design, advanced signal processing algorithms, machine learning, and user interface design; and we partner with clinical organizations and NGOs around the world to validate and sustainably deploy these technologies.
Several short video clips of Rich Fletcher discussing these topics can be found here: