2012

2012

2012-12-22 • Meet AGNES, our Age Gain Now Empathy System designed to give you the physical limitations that many older adults experience.

 

2012-12-10 •  EHS Works, a blog from the American Society of Safety Engineers wrote about AgeLab research with typeface and driver safety. Read the blog post here.

 

2012-12-10 • MIT AgeLab's founder and Director Joseph Coughlin was named by AARP Magazine as one of Nine Influentials Who Are Redefining Our View of Aging. The select group includes leading researchers, industry leaders and innovators in aging including Laura... Read more

 

2012-12-02 •  AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer spoke with The Economics about how eye-tracking equipment and software is used. Read the article here.

 

2012-11-28 •  AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer shared with the Wall Street Journal how monitoring driver state could trigger car safety systems. In a video interview with Joe White, Wall Street Journal senior editor, Dr. Reimer discusses his work with... Read more

 

2012-11-19 • An article on stressful commutes mentioned work led by Research Scientist Bryan Reimer on cognitive demands of voice-activated systems. Read the article here.

 

2012-11-08 • McKnights Long Term Care News, a leading publication for the long-term care and assisted living industry, featured a story summarizing a recent talk delivered by Joe Coughlin. The article highlighted Coughlin's observation that the future of long-... Read more

 

2012-11-08 • Money Magazine featured Joseph Coughlin, Director, MIT AgeLab, in its Game Changer profile story in its November 2012 Retirement Guide issue. The article discusses Coughlin’s view and AgeLab’s research on how the future of retirement is... Read more

 

2012-10-31 •  AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was interviewed for research on typeface and driver disrtraction. Read the article here.

 

2012-10-26 • There are three-plus generations of workers that employers and financial advisors must successfully engage. Who are these generations? Can behavior be neatly cut and named into one or more decades? Birth cohort does not predict with precision, but... Read more

 

2012-10-24 •  Research scientist Bryan Reimer will be speaking at Telematics Munich 2012 on October 29. Telematics Munich is Europe’s largest business focused conference and exhibition focused on telematics. Reimer will be speaking among over 60... Read more

 

2012-10-23 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin addressed nearly 10,000 attendees in the Denver Convention Center for the LeadingAge Annual Meeting. LeadingAge is the nation’s premier aging services organization, representing 6,000 not-for-profit organizations... Read more

 

2012-10-19 • The Care Continuum Alliance is the nation’s preeminent business, government and NGO partnership with the mission to realize the highest achievable health status through the promotion and alignment of population health improvement through... Read more

 

2012-10-19 •  AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin addressed the National Pension Education Association’s (NEPA) 2012 Annual Meeting held this year in Boston. NEPA is the nation’s leading organization of public retirement systems that focuses on... Read more

 

2012-10-18 • MIT AgeLab research, in partnership with Monotype, was featured on Fast Company’s fastcoexist.com. The article discussed how different typefaces require different amounts of attention, and the implications of this for a driver using an LCD... Read more

 

2012-10-15 • The AgeLab will be involved in the upcoming New England UTC-sponsered Automotive User Interface Conference in Portsmouth NH, October 17 through 19. AgeLab researchers will be presenting three papers and a poster. Research scientist Bryan Reimer... Read more

 

2012-10-11 •  AgeLab director Joe Coughlin highlighted AgeLab research on driving cessation for older drivers in a recent Market Watch article. He mentions how older drivers are often "misrepresented" in the media and cites statistics to... Read more

 

2012-10-09 • Research scientist Bryan Reimer spoke with the National Academy of Engineering's WTOP Radio regarding recent research on font and distraction levels. The work was made possible through a partnership with Monotype. Read the transcript here.

 

2012-10-07 • Youtube video of research study with Japanese subtitles.

 

2012-10-07 •  Bryan Reimer spoke on Tech Talk about his recent research with Monotype regarding font choice when considering driver attention. The talk is available to listen to online here.

 

2012-10-05 •  MIT's homepage featured AgeLab research sponsored by Monotype. Read the story here.

 

2012-10-04 • Bryan talks about AgeLab research with Monotype regarding font type and its significance regarding drivers' attention. Listen to the discussion >

 

2012-10-01 • AgeLab postdoctoral research associate Yan Yang presented "Are drivers aware of their behavior changes when using in-vehicle systems?" at the 15th IEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference held in Anchorage Alaska on September 16-... Read more

 

2012-09-25 • MIT AgeLab and the New England University Transportation Center partnered with Monotype Imaging Holding Inc. in research that showed certain typeface styles can shorten glance time for in-vehicle displays. Results suggest that changes to font... Read more

 

2012-09-25 • News coverage of the recent release of findings from joint research by MIT AgeLab and The Hartford continued, with National Underwriters listing the top ten technologies to assist older drivers.   "The list of ten technologies is largely... Read more

 

2012-09-24 • MIT AgeLab research scientists Bryan Reimer and Bruce Mehler, and research associate Dan Munger attended Toyota’s 2012 Safety Research Forum on September 12. The forum was an opportunity for Toyota and its research partners to share... Read more

 

2012-09-24 •  AgeLab research fellow Dick Myrick spoke with German Public Radio about his previous experience as an AgeLab study participant. Giving a new perspective to study participation, he talks about how he volunteered to stay involved in science, not... Read more

 

2012-09-20 •  AgeLab director Joe Coughlin and The Hartford gerontologist Jodi Olshevski spoke with the New York Times after jointly publishing a study identifying 10 safety-related automotive technologies judged by a diverse expert panel to be the most... Read more

 

2012-09-19 •  The Washington Post took that quote from AgeLab director Joe Coughlin in an article addressing growing issues in older driver safety. Read the article here.

 

2012-09-18 • MIT AgeLab and The Hartford collaborate on informing the public about new car technologies to help older drivers

 

2012-09-18 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin along wtih Jodi Olshevski, a leading gerontologist from The Hartford, are taking satellite and radio interviews from the AgeLab today from 7am to 1pm. They will be discussing: ➢ The top ten technologies that are most... Read more

 

2012-09-14 •  AgeLab director Joe Coughlin keynoted Life Care Services’ summit in Indianapolis, Indiana this week. In his talk he gave ideas on how providers create lifestyles for consumers in their 40’s to carry through their 80’s. He... Read more

 

2012-09-12 • AgeLab research fellow Dick Myrick presented current AgeLab research, as well as ideas on improving life tomorrow, to the Framingham Council On Aging on September 6. There was a "full house" of 35 attendees.

 

2012-09-04 •  AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was quoted in a recent Consumer Reports article discussing the importance of understanding new in-vehicle technology before relying on it. Read the article here.

 

2012-08-27 • [UPDATE - August 27, 2012] The Boston Globe gave more coverage of recent findings AgeLab research scientists Bryan Reimer and Bruce Mehler released on a link between cell phone use behind the wheel and aggressive drivers. Read the article here.... Read more

 

2012-08-20 •  A frequent contributor to The Blog on The Huffington Post, AgeLab director Joe Coughlin writes about the barriers to use of autonomous vehicles in the future from safety, trust and infrastructure perspectives. Read the blog post here.  

 

2012-08-15 •  In a Reuters article about the future of autonomous vehicles, MIT AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was quoted for his distrust of futuristic vehicles that would lead drivers to paying little or no attention to the road. Read the article... Read more

 

2012-08-03 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was quoted in a recent article discussing the pros and cons of bring Siri into the vehicle. Read the article at carinsurancequotes.com.

 

2012-07-02 • The AgeLab was featured in a story for the June 2012 edition of Vision Zero International regarding its latest distracted driving research. The Delayed Digit Recall (n-back) task the lab developed was discussed and research scientists Bryan Reimer... Read more

 

2012-06-15 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin gave a presentation during a webinar hosted by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on June 14. His presentation, Engaging the New Online Health Consumer: How Well-being Services Might Improve the Outcomes of Health... Read more

 

2012-05-22 •  AgeLab and AARP have created the National Older Driver Safety Expert Panel to integrate a multidisciplinary perspective into the future of older driver education and curriculum. The panel holds its first meeting today in Washington DC with... Read more

 

2012-05-17 •  MSN Autos covered the New England Motor Press Association and MIT’s industry conference on autonomous vehicles in a recent article. It includes quotes from AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer, who was on the panel. Read the article... Read more

 

2012-05-14 • New England Center associate director and AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was featured in the May 2012 issue of IE: Industrial Engineer. The article discusses Dr. Reimer's background and how he came to current work using physiology, visual... Read more

 

2012-05-14 •  MIT AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer spoke at the NEMPA Autonomous Vehicle Conference at MIT on May 11. Dr. Reimer’s talk was entitled Automated Vehicles: A Safety Enhancement or Threat? The talk addressed some of the potential... Read more

 

2012-05-10 •  AgeLab director Joe Coughlin has been maintaining a blog for the Huffington Post on a range of topics covering disruptive demographic trends, evolving lifestyles and new technologies. His most recent post, "Urbanization Interrupted:... Read more

 

2012-05-10 • In an effort to continue outreach to local community organizations, AgeLab research fellow Dick Myrick presented AgeLab work at the Wayland Council on Aging on Wednesday, May 9. The presentation described AgeLab philosophy, as well as current... Read more

 

2012-05-09 • AgeLab research associate Bryan Reimer gave the talk “Automotive Technology, Driver Distraction and Demographics: Rethinking interface design to match driver capabilities”, hosted by the Johns Hopkins chapter of the Association for... Read more

 

2012-05-04 •  AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was interviewed for Metro News in Canada on distracted driving. He discussed his methods for adding cognitive workload to participants’ driving tasks while measuring their eye movement, skin... Read more

 

2012-05-04 • New England Center associate director and AgeLab research scientist Reimer contributes to The Boston Globe Magazine on driver distraction. Read the article here.  

 

2012-05-04 •  MIT AgeLab research scientist Bryan reimer shared findings and insights on distracted driving with USA Today.  Read the article here.

 

2012-04-12 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer spoke on driver workload and cognitive distraction at the Schepens Eye Research Institute. He highlighted results from publications on physiological reactivity, changes in visual attention and vehicle telemetry... Read more

 

2012-04-10 •  The MIT AgeLab is consponsering an event hosted by the Tufts Nutrition Research Center that will focus on improving health in aging urban populations. AgeLab director Joe Coughlin will speak. Learn more about the event and view the agenda... Read more

 

2012-04-06 •  AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin will speak April 11, 2012 at the Financial Communications Society’s Education Summit - Baby Boomers… or Bust: How to Market to and Influence the 50+ Consumer in New York City. The forum attracts... Read more

 

2012-04-03 • AgeLab’s research scientist Bryan Reimer made the tech section of USA Today where he weighed in on voice controls as a distraction to drivers. Read the article here.

 

2012-04-02 • AgeLab research, let by Byran Reimer and Bruce Mehler, was featured in the Boston Globe Sunday Edition this weekend. Dr. Reimer was interviewed for the article on his team’s work on driver distraction caused by completing cognitive tasks... Read more

 

2012-03-20 •  In collaboration with the MIT AgeLab, the National Academy of Sciences’ Marian Koshland Museum in Washington, D.C. has digitally inducted AGNES, the MIT AgeLab Age Gain Now Empathy System. An Xbox Kinect program was created that... Read more

 

2012-03-20 • MIT AgeLab director Joe Coughlin spoke on the NPR WGBH Emily Rooney Show about global urban aging and well-being. Guests joining him were Simin Nikbin Meydani, director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition research Center on Aging at Tufts... Read more

 

2012-03-16 • The CBC's The National interviewed AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer about how automation will effect driver behavior. If cars can't crash, is it okay to speed? Whathappens when thetechnology doesn't work? See the video here.

 

2012-03-13 • AgeLab and New England University Transportation Center research on the effect of increased driver cognitive demand appears in USA Today. Read the article here. An article featuring the research also appeared in Wired. Read it here.

 

2012-03-12 • Loss of situational awareness due to increased cognitive load is one of the areas considered at the AgeLab in our assessments of factors that impact driver safety. Recent findings have shown that though a driver may have his eyes on the road, his... Read more

 

2012-03-06 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was featured on the Discovery Channel in Life Behind The Wheel: A Roadmap For Safety. In Part 3, Dr. Reimer discusses driver distraction and how difficult it is for us to multitask. In Part 4, research... Read more

 

2012-03-06 • “The Doctors” co-host Travis Stork tried on AGNES, the MIT AgeLab Age Gain Now Empathy System, which simulates the physical limitations that may come with aging, diabetes, and osteoarthritis. Watch the clip here. Cara Santa Maria of the... Read more

 

2012-03-02 • Agelab Director Joe Coughlin is on the cover of the March issue of Bank Investment Consultant, and contributed to the article, Behavioral Analysis: Benefits for Advisors. Coughlin discusses how retirement is being redefined and how the baby boomers... Read more

 

2012-02-27 • AgeLab research associate Bryan Reimer was interviewed for the New York Times “The New Old Age” blog. He discusses new assistive technology in the car that may help older adults parallel park safely by compensating for their limited... Read more

 

2012-02-27 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin and research scientist Lisa D’Ambrosio have co-edited Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and Public Policy. The book is available in hardcover and e-book form through Springer Publishing Company.... Read more

 

2012-02-13 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin will be speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations on Tuesday, February 14 for the Washington Meetings Program and the Program on Aging Populations CFR’s 90th Anniversary Series: Renewing America. The talk,... Read more

 

2012-02-01 • On Wall Street discusses AgeLab work on trust (or lack there of) by Americans across different generations when seeking knowledge on health and wealth. Studies conducted in 2011 revealed people tend to trust those in a similar position, often... Read more

 

2012-01-26 • MIT AgeLab’s Nan Zhao presented a paper at the Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting this week. The paper, Exploring the relationship between the Driving Behavior Questionnaire and Objective Measures of Highway Driving Behavior by... Read more

 

2012-01-18 • Articles in Reuters, the Boston Herald, CBS News and Entertainment Weekly have mentioned the recent AgeLab-Hartford Age of Opportunity study. Some of the mention is due to the birthday of Betty White, who the study found retirees chose as the... Read more

 

2012-01-18 • MIT has been selected to lead the US Department of Transportation Research & Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) University Transportation Center for the New England Region. The University Transportation Centers Program strives to... Read more

 

2012-01-10 • MIT AgeLab research scientist and associate director of the New England University Trasnportation Center was interviewed for the Business section of the Boston Globe regarding the dangers in-vehicle technologies are bringing to the driver. Read the... Read more

 

2012-01-09 • AGNES was part of a limerick for the NPR quiz show, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me! Below is the transcript from the show: KASELL: To see what my future might hold, this suit keeps my body controlled. Now my limbs won't extend and my spine's got a bend.... Read more

 

2012-01-06 • AGNES, the AgeLab’s Age Gain Now Empathy System, has been appearing in major news sources world-wide. The suit was featured in the Los Angeles Times, where AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin describes the experience of wearing AGNES to involve... Read more

 

2012-01-05 • BankInvestmentConsultant.com discussed the findings from a recent study conducted by the MIT AgeLab and The Hartford regarding whether retirees feel they saved adequetly for retirement. AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin was quoted regarding his take... Read more

 

2012-01-03 •  AgeLab director Joe Coughlin was interviewed in the Wall Street Journal. He commented on the growing reliance on older employees in the work force. Read the article here.

 

 

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