2017

2017

2017-04-19 • MIT News has published an article on Governor Baker's signing at the MIT AgeLab of the Executive Order creating the state’s first Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. Read the MIT News story here. Read the AgeLab news post on the... Read more

 

2017-04-12 • On April 12 at the AgeLab, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed an Executive Order creating the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. The Governor—along with Secretary of Elder Affairs Alice Bonner and Secretary of Health and... Read more

 

2017-04-05 • Opening day in Boston is a spring ritual that nears the holiness of a high religious holiday. But this year opening day will be missing its patron saint. David Ortiz, a.k.a. Big Papi, has retired. After an extraordinary career spanning decades,... Read more

 

2017-04-03 • Numerous manufacturers have been exploring the feasibility of putting self-driving cars on the road within the next decade. A recent Globe article proposed manufacturers should work together to solve the many challenges associated with higher... Read more

 

2017-03-31 • On March 31, Martina Raue, PhD, attended the Societal Implications of Robotics Symposium, sponsored by the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Researchers invited to present at the symposium were... Read more

 

2017-03-27 • In his Disruptive Demographics column on BigThink.com, Joe Coughlin writes about the power of smart technology to "nudge" us toward certain behaviors, prodding us on what we buy, how much we exercise, when we sleep, even how we breathe. These sorts... Read more

 

2017-03-27 • On March 27, 2017 Lisa D’Ambrosio, PhD, participated in a plenary session entitled “Emerging Technologies to Assist an Aging Workforce” at the 2017 Integrated Benefits Institute Annual Forum in San Francisco, California. She presented data on the... Read more

 

2017-03-23 • Autonomous vehicles promise to provide seamless safe mobility to older adults who are no longer comfortable or capable to drive. In a New York Times article on self-driving cars and older drivers, AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin observes that older... Read more

 

2017-03-23 • From March 20 to 23, AgeLab researchers Dana Ellis and Samantha Brady participated with SAP, IDEO, and TÜV NORD in the MIT Sloan School of Management’s hackathon for Enterprise Management track MBA students. Students were tasked with applying home-... Read more

 

2017-03-22 • On March 22, 2017, the AgeLab held its bimonthly 85+ Lifestyle Leaders workshop, which brings together members of the "oldest-old" generational cohort, those 85 years and older, to explore questions related to the current frontier of human longevity... Read more

 

2017-03-13 • AgeLab Research Scientist Dr. Bryan Reimer was interviewed for an online Wired article on the legal sparring between Uber and Google's autonomous vehicle enterprise, Waymo. Google filed a legal complaint in response to a former employee, Anthony... Read more

 

2017-03-03 • A virtual reality (VR) start-up company founded by MBA candidates in the MIT Sloan School of Management has won a $25,000 prize for the MIT Healthcare Innovations Prize. Their company, Rendever, is pioneering the use of VR to bring novel experiences... Read more

 

2017-03-03 • Tivity Health has become a Member of the MIT AgeLab. Tivity Health (formerly Healthways, Inc.) develops and manages extensive networks of fitness centers and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers to make healthy living and aging... Read more

 

2017-02-17 • Chaiwoo Lee, PhD presented a poster at the American Marketing Association Conference in Orlando, Florida, on February 17, 2017, summarizing AgeLab research on how age differences impact the awareness, consideration, adoption and purchase, and... Read more

 

2017-02-15 • Marika Psyhojos, an MIT AgeLab researcher and Master's candidate at the MIT Technology & Policy Program, has recruited over 150 physicians from across the United States to participate in the MIT AgeLab Physician Panel. This is one of several... Read more

 

2017-02-14 • Joe Coughlin has published a new thinkpiece via his Disruptive Demographics blog on BigThink: "Discussions of autonomous vehicles have become so commonplace that by the time driverless cars are widely available, the public’s excitement may be long... Read more

 

2017-02-13 • MIT AgeLab research on driver preferences toward autonomous vehicle technologies has been featured in a Globe and Mail article about the potential of self-driving cars to improve mobility for seniors. AgeLab researcher Hillary Abraham is also quoted... Read more

 

2017-02-09 • A BigThink piece by AgeLab director Joe Coughlin has been republished via the Milken Institute Center for Successful Aging.  Dreams of the driverless car are primarily focused on how the robotic technology will usher in a new era of safe, seamless... Read more

 

2017-01-26 • The AgeLab has launched a new research consortium dedicated to text legibility and related design issues in partnership with Monotype, with Google as its first Full Member. The Clear Information Presentation (Clear-IP) consortium seeks to undrstand... Read more

 

2017-01-26 • An article in the UK publication Creative Review profiles the MIT AgeLab's typeface work, and specifically the formation of the Clear-IP research consortium between AgeLab, Monotype (a digital typesetting company), and Google. "The Clear Information... Read more

 

2017-01-24 • An article posted to the New York Times on January 20th features thoughts from AgeLab director Joe Coughlin about the design principles guiding new technologies for older adults. The article examines new tools like Alexa, telepresence robots, and... Read more

 

2017-01-20 • The MIT AgeLab is conducting a study asking physicians about their experiences with their patients using smart devices to collect patient-generated data. Marika Psyhojos, a graduate student in the Technology & Policy Program at MIT, designed a... Read more

 

2017-01-18 • On January 18, 2017, Chaiwoo Lee, PhD, gave a talk for Boston Bridge at the MIT Sloan School of Business. Boston Bridge, which partners with the MIT AgeLab, is a professional association that provides development and mentorship for emerging leaders... Read more

 

2017-01-17 • Roadway infrastructure should be designed with all drivers in mind, including the increasing number of older drivers. This can include the pavement, road markings, signage materials, and yes, even the fonts used on those signs. In 2004, the Federal... Read more

 

2017-01-10 • Advance driver assistance systems are more commonly being advertised and implemented in vehicles. The MIT AgeLab founded the Advanced Vehicle Technology (AVT) consortium to investigate how drivers use and learn to use these new potentially life-... Read more

 

2017-01-05 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer's thoughts appear in a Boston Herald piece on a test autonomous car making its rounds in South Boston. The article begins: "With little fanfare but plenty of gawking, Cambridge-based nuTonomy’s white Renault... Read more

 

 

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