About AgeLab

The MIT AgeLab is a multidisciplinary research program that works with business, government, and NGOs to improve the quality of life of older people and those who care for them.


AgeLab's research focuses on the alignment and overlap of infrastructure, information and institutions, and their impact on quality living.

Unique Tools & Methods

AgeLab’s unique tools and methods, such as AGNES, create new opportunities for engaging people in research both inside and out of the lab.



We seek to lay the foundations, envision the systems, and ignite the changes necessary to realize 100 years of quality living.

Joe Coughlin Keynotes at Falling Walls
On Nov 9th, AgeLab founder/director Joseph Coughlin spoke at Berlin's... more

Class Announcement: ESD.S21 User-Centered Design Approaches for an Aging Society
ESD.S21 User-Centered Design Approaches for an Aging Society ESD.S21 is... more

1 week 39 min ago RT @AARPHawaii: Hawaii voters 45+ support proposals to help family caregivers navigate health system http://t.co/GWZZZrI57i http://t.co/1y4

1 week 39 min ago More than 42M family caregivers help their loved ones to live independently – keeping them out of costly institutions, e.g., nursing homes

Members contribute to the Lab’s overall research agenda and gain access to a variety of activities to learn of trends, insights & innovations in consumer behavior, technology, business and public policy.


You will be joining a group of thousands of people of all ages who participate in our research studies. Your contribution will help advance our research and improve the quality of life across the lifespan.



MIT AgeLab
One Amherst Street, Room E40-279
Cambridge, MA 02142
ph: 617.253.0753
email: agelabinfo(at)mit.edu

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