About AgeLab

About AgeLab

In 1900, life expectancy for much of the industrialized world was under 50. Today, living well into one's 70s, 80s and beyond can be expected. How will we spend and make the most of our 30-year longevity bonus? Longevity requires new thinking.

The MIT AgeLab was created in 1999 to invent new ideas and creatively translate technologies into practical solutions that improve people’s health and enable them to “do things” throughout the lifespan. Equal to the need for ideas and new technologies is the belief that innovations in how products are designed, services are delivered, or policies are implemented are of critical importance to our quality of life tomorrow.

Based within MIT’s School of Engineering’s Engineering Systems Division, 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. The AgeLab applies consumer-centered systems thinking to understand the challenges and opportunities of longevity and emerging generational lifestyles to catalyze innovation across business markets.

Aging is a disruptive force in many countries and economies. Imagine: There are more walkers and wheelchairs than baby carriages in parts of Europe People over 60 in China are more numerous than...
Disruptive Demographics: Online Publication on Global Aging, Technology & Innovation Business and government are navigating interesting times. The future is both older and technologically-enabled...
Physical & Shipping Address* MIT AgeLab One Amherst Street Second Floor, Room E40-279 Muckley Building Cambridge, MA 02142 Mailing Address MIT AgeLab 77 Massachusetts...
Make innovation possible - Become an AgeLab volunteer today! Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the MIT AgeLab volunteer community. Register below to be added to our volunteer...


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

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