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Recent AgeLab media coverage can be accessed by clicking the links below.

The MIT AgeLab was featured in a December 21, 2008 CBS Evening News segment titled: The Car Gets Smarter. To view the segment online, click here.

The MIT AgeLab hosted an Innovation Studio on Information Seeking, Trust, & Baby Boomers. To read more, click here.
December 9, 2008

Joe Coughlin comments on the future of design for an aging marketplace in the Wall Street Journal article: “Home Appliances to Soothe the Aches of Aging Boomers."
December 3, 2008.

The MIT AgeLab Aware Car was featured in the December, 2008 issue of Computer Power User. Click here to read a PDF of the story.

Joe Coughlin and Bryan Reimer are featured on the PBS program: Brain Fitness 2, originally aired in November 2008. To read more and find out about future scheduled airings click here. To see the trailer click here.

AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin was a featured speaker at the 2008 Enterprise Community Conference. To learn more, click here.
November 19, 2008

AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin featured in a Wall Street Journal (European Edition) article: Chips & Software Push Cellphone Innovation.
November 18, 2008

AgeLab Director, Joe Coughlin featured in the Providence Journal article: Group imagines - and works on - a nursing home designed with the input of patients. To learn more click here.
November 14, 2008

AgeLab researcher Dr. Bryan Reimer featured in Boston.com article:
Can you hear me now? Maybe
November 1, 2008

AgeLab Director, Joe Coughlin identifies aging as new opportunity in Mobile Marketing Magazine. Learn more here.
October 20, 2008

MIT AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin discusses the challenges of design for automakers in an Associated Press article: Carmakers Turn Focus to Baby Boomers. To read the article featured in the Boston Globe, click here.
October 16, 2008

AgeLab Director, Joe Coughlin featured at Business Innovation Summit. Learn more here.
October 15, 2008

Joe Coughlin presents at the Annual Meeting of the Financial Planning Association in Boston, MA. Learn more here.
October 6, 2008

Joe Coughlin is featured in the Wall Street Journal, Special Section on financial planning: Five Tips for Working with Your Financial Planner . To download a PDF click here.
October 4, 2008

AgeLab hosts National Association of State Units on Aging. To learn more click here.
September 30, 2008

US Department of Health & Human Services Assistant Secretary for Aging Josefina G. Carbonell leads aging services leadership site visit. Learn more here. Additionally, click here to visit the Administration on Aging website, which features a photograph of Dr. Coughlin and Assistant Secretary Carbonell taken from the event.
September 29, 2008

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin keynotes the National State Unit on Aging Membership Meeting. Learn more here.
September 29, 2008

AgeLab researcher Dr. Bryan Reimer's collaboration with several MIT researchers in developing an autonomous wheelchair that responds to user's spoken commands is featured in this MIT News article.
September 19, 2008

AgeLab researcher Dr. Bruce Mehler presented a research paper titled "The association between heart rate reactivity and driving performance under dual task demand in late middle age drivers" at the STISIM Drive User Group Meeting in Quebec City. You can read more about it here.
September 17, 2008

AgeLab researcher Dr. Bryan Reimer presented a poster on driver interaction with in-vehicle navigation systems at the STISIM Drive User Group Meeting in Quebec City. You can read more about it here.
September 17, 2008

AgeLab’s Joe Coughlin addressed the National Investment Center in the Senior Housing and Care Annual Meeting in Chicago. Read more here.
September 11, 2008

AgeLab researcher Dr. Bryan Reimer featured in Slate.com article:
Will New Technologies Make Old People Safer on the Road?
September 10, 2008

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin Keynotes at AARP's 50th Annual Staff & Volunteer Summit.
Click here to learn more.
September 3, 2008

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin featured in New York Times article:
For the Advanced in Age, Easy-to-Use Technology.
August 27, 2008

An interview with AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is featured in a Boston Globe Sunday Magazine special issue on baby boomers titled: Answers on Aging. To read more, click here.
July 27, 2008

AgeLab research with the Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. featured in MarketWatch:
Why Women Worry
See also: PDF Report and Research Booklet
July 22, 2008

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin featured in AARP Bulletin article:
Silver Auto: How the Car Industry Is Rethinking Its Appeal to Older Drivers
June 30, 2008

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin featured in New York Times article:
As the Roads Turn Gray, Ways to Make Driving Safer
June 22, 2008

The MIT AgeLab Aware Car featured in U.S. News & World Report Rankings & Reviews article: MIT Developing Car that Could Report on Older Drivers' Abilities
June 6, 2008

The MIT AgeLab Aware Car featured in a Wired.com article: 'Aware Car' Knows When You're Too Old to Drive -- and Tells You
June 4, 2008

The MIT AgeLab Aware Car featured in an Autobloggreen.com article: MIT working on semi-autonomous cars that adapt to drivers
June 3, 2008

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin addresses World Congress on Chronic Care and Prevention as plenary speaker
June 2, 2008

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin featured in Boston Globe article highlighting AgeLab vehicle technology:
MIT creating a car that helps drivers make decisions
June 2, 2008

Agelab researcher Bryan Reimer quoted in the Boston Globe:
Some drivers fear cellphone-tunnel mix
May 25, 2008

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin gives Massachusetts General Hospital Grand Rounds lecture. Read more here.
April 10, 2008

Agelab researcher Michelle Pratt quoted in the Vancouver Sun:
Aging boomers most lucrative market for just about everything
March 31, 2008

Agelab Director Joseph Coughlin honored as a 2008 Home Healthcare Hero at the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston's Annual Gala
March 29, 2008

Agelab research on Couple's Retirement Planning featured in InvestmentNews:
Teamwork critical to developing retirement plans(pdf)
February 25, 2008

Agelab research on Couple's Retirement Planning featured in MarketWatch:
Keeping the glass filled: 'Divide and conquer' couples best at retirement planning(pdf)
February 20, 2008

AgeLab Researcher Dr. Bryan Reimer quoted in the Boston Globe:
Cell talk is what distracts drivers.
The Boston Globe or PDF
February 19, 2008

AgeLab Director Dr. Joseph Coughlin named by The Wall Street Journal as one of 12 People Who Are Changing Your Retirement (pdf 1MB).
February 16, 2008

AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin featured in an AsiaOne Business interview: Ageing the New White Space of Business. To read more click here.
February 16, 2008

Agelab research on Couple's Retirement Planning featured in CNN Money
GETTING PERSONAL: A Little Separation Is Good For Finances
February 14, 2008

Cox News Service profiles the AgeLab. To read the story MIT AgeLab Preparing for an Older Tomorrow Click here.
February 10, 2008

The MIT AgeLab featured in The Tech article: AgeLab Designs Products For Baby Boomers.
February 8, 2008

AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin featured in the Chicago Tribune.
January 29, 2008

AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin quoted in the Chicago Tribune article Fictional coaches help people get real with exercise.
January 27, 2008

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
January 16, 2008

MIT AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin featured in the New York Times article: Six Decades at the Center of Attention, and Counting. To read more click here.
January 7, 2008