2013-12-20 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin was part of a panel discussion on the Diane Rehm Show discussing the value of older workers in the workforce.  Audio and transcripts from the show are available here.


2013-12-18 • Results from The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence’s Top Technologies study were featured in the USA Today snapshot, which ran in four Gannett newspapers: Indianapolis Star; The News-Press (Fort Myers, FL;) The Post-Crescent (... Read more


2013-12-18 •  AgeLab and The Hartford's joint efforts on breaking down the difficulties that older drivers face was featured in a New York Times article that considers alternatives to giving up the keys. Read the article here.


2013-12-12 •  Students in course 2.009 Product Engineering came to the MIT AgeLab to learn about Paro and how therapeutic robots can improve the lives of dementia patients. A description of this project and others from the course is available here. The... Read more


2013-12-02 • AgeLab research scientist Bruce Mehler spoke on a series of shows for Popular Science Radio on November 27. He discussed the latest technology found in vehicles available on the market today, driver distraction, and how drivers interact with voice-... Read more


2013-11-26 • AgeLab research scientist Bruce Mehler took part in the panel “Overcoming the Distracted Driving Roadblock” at the LA Auto Show 2013 and discussed research directed at understanding how drivers interact with in-vehicle voice recognition... Read more


2013-11-09 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin delivered the University of Colorado Excellence in Leadership Lecture before senior administrators and faculty at the University of Colorado. The annual honor features a lecture on a topic of key importance and... Read more


2013-10-30 • The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) recognized AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin as its 2013 Thought Leader. Delivering the keynote lecture to thousands of attendees in Atlanta’s Georgia Convention Center, Dr. Coughlin... Read more


2013-10-28 • Research by AgeLab research scientist Dr. Bryan Reimer was the focus of a recent New York Times article. The article weighed the potential risks vehicles that increasingly take workload away from drivers, as technology moves toward autonomous... Read more


2013-10-24 • Joe Coughlin, Director of the AgeLab, received the Partners Healthcare Connected Health Leadership Award for his innovative research in health technology and services to improve the lives of older adults. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the... Read more


2013-10-24 • An MIT Technology Review feature story connected research across MIT contirbuting to the future of driverless cars. AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer shared his work related to driver attention and how safety will play a role. Read the story... Read more


2013-10-11 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Wall Street Journal MarketWatch that while most aging baby boomers have made longer work their number one retirement strategy, it may not be that easy. The AgeLab's research on well-being after 50 as well as... Read more


2013-10-10 • *Update* In April 2013, MIT graduate students Celena Dopart, Anders Haggman, and Cameron Thornberry received the Volpe Best Transportation Presentation Award for their research paper entitled "A Driving Simulation Study Examining Destination... Read more


2013-09-24 • AgeLab research scientists Dr. Bryan Reimer, Bruce Mehler and Daniel Belyusar contributed to UTC Spotlight, a USDOT publication, on their fidings regarding driver interactions with in-vehicle technologies. Findings discussed include how cognitive... Read more


2013-09-17 •  MIT AgeLab and The Hartford released joint findings on technology that helps older drivers behind the wheel longer. The press release in Reuters quotes AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin as saying, "The automotive industry used to be a... Read more


2013-09-16 • Dr. Richard Young, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences of Wayne State University School of Medicine spoke at the MIT AgeLab about his research on Cell Phone Conversations, Drowsy Driving and Automobile Crashes. Abstract: The aim of... Read more


2013-08-30 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer talks to the New York Times about how his research shows limits in driver workload can cause problems on the path to autonomous vehicles.  Read the article here.


2013-08-21 • MIT AgeLab's research on intelligent vehicle systems (e.g., active safety) and older drivers, done in partnership with the auto and insurance industries and the larger driver safety community is highlighted in the recent issue of Automotive News:... Read more


2013-08-02 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin was interviewed on FoxBusiness discussing his examination of working past retirement and the new demands for maintaining what he refers to as your "personal competitiveness". Given that the number one... Read more


2013-06-21 • AgeLab presented four papers on driver workload at the 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design in Bolton Landing, New York. Citations for the papers are given below: Dobres, J., Potter,... Read more


2013-06-21 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin presented a ‘Systems Approach to Technology, Innovation & Family Caregiving’ at the National Academies Institute of Medicine Forum on Family Caregiving June 19th in Washington, DC discussing how to align... Read more


2013-06-16 • AgeLab's research on livable communities and development of the USDOT-funded MALL or Massachusetts Avenue Living Laboratory project was featured in The Atlantic. Urban Geographer and AgeLab Post-doc Michal Issacson described her work using GPS to... Read more


2013-06-16 •  ABC Australia interviewed AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer about the future of the driverless car. Read/listen here.


2013-06-13 • Robotics Tomorrow covered AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer's keynote at this year's Driverless Car Summit. Read the story here.


2013-06-11 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer spoke with USA Today about what he foresees to be the challenges of developing driverless cars. Read the article here.


2013-05-23 • Former AgeLab student researcher Dorothy Brown received a Fulbright to study in Brazil  the use of rice husk ash in concrete as a low-cost and environmentally friendly construction material. This project builds on research Brown conducted for... Read more


2013-05-22 •  Dr. Coughlin's most recent op ed for MarketWatch advises college graduates to plan for multiple careers and 60 years of work. Read the piece here.


2013-05-16 • Dr. Reimer breaks down distracted driving on Weather Channel. See video here.


2013-05-14 • Register here for our webinar on Tuesday, May 21, at 12pm ET (11 CT, 10 MT, 9 PT) Live from the MIT AgeLab, Healthways and the MIT AgeLab invite you to join some of the most forward-thinking health plans in the industry for part two of our... Read more


2013-04-26 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin, along with researchers Hilde Waerstad and Alea Mehler walk BBC World News correspondent Adam Shaw through its different projects for an inside look. Adam takes a spin in Miss Daisy and goes shopping with AGNES learning... Read more


2013-04-22 •  On April 9, 2013 Ms. Miller and Dr. D’Ambrosio gave a talk entitled “A Tough Decision in Later Life: Older Adults and Driving “ at the Roger Williams University Law School, sponsored by the Roger Williams University Elder Law... Read more


2013-04-17 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin guestblogson MarketWatch.com: Retirement planning is about more than money. A focus on finance in retirement is not incorrect, but it is woefully incomplete. Read the blog here.


2013-04-16 • A recent article in the MIT Technology Review discussed the challenges of approaching automation in on-road vehicles. AgeLab's Dr. Bryan Reimer gave the reporter a test-drive in our AwareCar to get a sense of the interplay between automation and... Read more


2013-04-11 • Anders Häggman will present "A Driving Simulation study Examining Destination Entry wtih iPhone iOS 5 Google Maps and a Garmin Portable GPS System" at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society - New England Chapter 2013 Student... Read more


2013-04-07 •  The New York Times ran a story which included an interview from AgeLab research scientist Dr. Bryan Reimer on driver workload and the future of automobile safety. Read the article here.


2013-04-01 • NBC Nightly News featured a recently completed driving fitness study done by MIT AgeLab in partnership with The Hartford. The following are clips from the segment:   'I definitely feel a looser quality to my ability to move' As a... Read more


2013-03-19 • The Wall Street Journal has rounded up a team they call "The Experts" - a group of "industry and thought leaders" including AgeLab director Joe Coughlin. The Experts will carry in-depth online discussions of topics raised in the... Read more


2013-03-18 • AgeLab research scientist Dr. Bryan Reimer was featured by MIT's Industrial Liaison Program in the ILP Insider. The profile overviews his work in optimizing driver-vehicle interface, including recent findings in typeface and driver distraction. Read... Read more


2013-03-13 • AgeLab Director, Joseph Coughlin was interviewed along with industry experts in the recent issue of Bank Investment Consultant’s “Making Sense of Behavioral Economics.” Coughlin provided insight into why the lessons of behavioral... Read more


2013-03-12 • Introducing Technology Into Older Adults' Homes Research scientist Lisa D'Ambrosio and research fellow Dick Myrick Tuesday, March 12, 2013: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM Recent research at the MIT AgeLab reveals how to successfully implement technological... Read more


2013-02-21 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin contributed an article to WSJ/MarketWatch to discuss considerations in aging-in-place or downsizing. He discusses AgeLab's research on aging-in-place, assessing age-readiness of communities and the implications for... Read more


2013-01-31 • AgeLab research associate Bryan Reimer spoke with PBS Next Avenue about trust and driverless cars. Read the article here.


2013-01-29 •  Joe Coughlin identifies transportation critical to retirement planning on Wall Street Journal MarketWatch in his article Transportation: Retirement on the Move.


2013-01-16 •  MIT AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was interviewed by CBS Boston for a segment that aired last night. He discusses how cars can sense physiology by monitoring pulse, heart rate and more. Research assistant Hale McAnulty gives the news... Read more


2013-01-16 • AgeLab Founding Director Joseph Coughlin gave a keynote lecture at the National Academies Institute of Medicine Forum "Fostering Independence & Healthy Aging Through Technology" in Washington, DC, December 18, 2012. His talk, ... Read more


2013-01-03 • MIT Technology Review discussed recent AgeLab findings on how different fonts might affect driver safety. Research scientist Bryan Reimer was quoted as saying, "We're not advocates of putting more information in front of the driver,"... Read more



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