2018

2018

2018-05-21 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin has published two pieces in Forbes on the eventual movement of Millennials into the role of caregivers to their aging parents. In the first post, Dr. Coughlin discusses the unique pressures that Millennials will face... Read more

 

2018-05-17 • AgeLab researchers Julie Miller and Adam Felts gave a presentation on retirement at the Roslyn Apartments, a public housing complex in Roslindale, MA. They were joined by Caroline Collins-Pisano, an intern at the AgeLab and a student at the Noble... Read more

 

2018-05-16 • WTOP, a local news organization based in Washington, D.C., has published a two-part feature on the MIT AgeLab's research and the thought leadership of AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin: "As you might imagine, we work with many people who are... Read more

 

2018-05-04 • A talk given by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin on the future of financial advice at the 2018 Health and Wealth Leadership Forum is publicized in Investment News: Advisers in the near future will need to be providing much more than financial advice... Read more

 

2018-05-03 • AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady, Chaiwoo Lee, PhD, and Carley Ward participated as panelists at the 31st annual Stratton Lecture on Aging Successfully, a collaborative project of the MIT Medical Department, the MIT AgeLab, and the MIT Women’s... Read more

 

2018-05-01 • MIT AgeLab founder Joseph Coughlin discusses his new book, The Longevity Economy, on Slate’s The Gist podcast with Mike Pesca. In a wide-ranging conversation, Coughlin and Pesca touch on our outdated narrative of old age, new demographic realities,... Read more

 

2018-05-01 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer is interviewed for an EE Times story about the introduction of driver monitoring systems into vehicles. Dr. Reimer comments: “Humans are irrational. Just as automatic transmission became the tipping point that... Read more

 

2018-04-22 • AgeLab Research Scientists Bryan Reimer and Bobbie Seppelt with Ted Courtney of MIT's Senseable City Lab pen an essay in The Daily Beast on the changing nature of the relationship between drivers and highly (but not fully) automated vehicles. Are... Read more

 

2018-04-20 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt traveled to Prague and to Vienna for meetings on human factors research related to human-automation interaction. On April 16th and 17th, Dr. Seppelt attended the ISO TC22 SC39 WG8 - TR21959 part 2 (Human... Read more

 

2018-04-18 • AgeLab Research Specialist Samantha Brady presented results from research on driver safety, exercise, and well-being among older adults at the April Boston Bridge meeting. Boston Bridge is an organization that brings together Boston-area... Read more

 

2018-04-17 • Thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer appear in a USAToday article on the human tendency to defer to advanced driver assistance systems - even when the driver is expected to be involved: “These systems are designed not only for ideal... Read more

 

2018-04-13 • On Thursday, May 3, 2018, MIT AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady, Dr. Chaiwoo Lee and Carley Ward will be panelists for the 31st Anniversary Stratton Lecture on Aging Successfully series, titled "Adapting to Aging with Confidence and Connection". ... Read more

 

2018-04-07 • AgeLab Research Associate Carley Ward and AgeLab Research Scientists Bryan Reimer and Bobbie Seppelt participated in the 2018 Technology, Mind & Society Conference in Washington, D.C. Organized by the American Psychological Association, the... Read more

 

2018-04-06 • Writing in Nature, Drs. Ashley Nunes, Joseph Coughlin, and Bryan Reimer argue for more robust policy measures around the implementation of autonomous vehicles - including requiring someone at the wheel at all times: The safety and efficiency... Read more

 

2018-04-06 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer spoke with The New York Times about the limitations and misconceptions of Tesla's Autopilot system: At this juncture, Autopilot is a misnomer, as many others have observed. “This is not self-driving technology... Read more

 

2018-03-29 • AgeLab Research Specialist Samantha Brady traveled to San Francisco to give a presentation on the Lab's research at the 2018 American Society on Aging's Aging in America conference. She provided an overview of the AgeLab’s work around driver... Read more

 

2018-03-28 • An NBC channel 10 newspiece on the resuming of autonomous vehicle testing in the Seaport area following a hiatus after a death in Arizona includes some positive words about the technology from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer. "The life-saving... Read more

 

2018-03-28 •   The 85+ Lifestyle Leaders group met at the MIT AgeLab for a workshop on falls prevention. The group was led by two guest speakers: Shan Liu, MD, an emergency medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Allie Godsey, a graduate... Read more

 

2018-03-27 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer spoke with the Wall Street Journal about the recent accident involving a self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona: After the fatal crash a week ago in which an Uber test car in autonomous mode struck and killed a... Read more

 

2018-03-22 • A CNN article on the recent autonomous vehicle accident in Arizona - in which a pedestrian was killed by a self-driving car for the first time - features thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer: New video of the fatal crash involving a... Read more

 

2018-03-20 • A Wired article published in the wake of the first pedestrian fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle features thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer. At about 10 pm on Sunday evening, a self-driving Uber struck and killed a woman... Read more

 

2018-03-20 • An article by AgeLab Director Joseph F. Coughlin in Pensions and Investments discusses the transformations in business and culture that will arise due to population aging and demographic change: Nearly all nations are experiencing a combination of... Read more

 

2018-03-16 • An hour-long radio interview with AgeLab founder and Director Joe Coughlin appears on New Hampshire Public Radio. New Hampshire is now the second-oldest state in the U.S., and like the rest of the country, facing a so-called "Silver Tsunami," a... Read more

 

2018-03-10 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer participated in a panel discussion at SXSW in Austin, Texas, titled "Who Takes the Wheel on Self-Driving Car Safety?" Dr. Reimer shared the stage with Catherine Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and... Read more

 

2018-03-02 • The MIT AgeLab is conducting a study of the impact of student loan debt on longevity planning across generations. If you are interested in participating in this study, you can fill out a screener survey here, or contact mit.agelab2@gmail.com for... Read more

 

2018-03-02 • A human factors class taught by MIT AgeLab researcher Ben Sawyer, which serves as one part of the AgeLab's mission to design and develop technology with older adults in mind, has been featured in MIT News: Human Factors Engineering: Designing for... Read more

 

2018-03-01 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin sat down for a public interview with Boston Globe reporter Robert Weisman at District Hall in Boston, MA. Dr. Coughlin spoke on a variety of topics including his new book The Longevity Economy, the founding of the... Read more

 

2018-02-23 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin contributes to an Milken Institute essay series titled "Business of Aging." Dr. Coughlin's essay, "Why Don't Businesses Thrill Older Customers?" provides cases of products and companies that have found ways to reach the... Read more

 

2018-02-23 • An op-ed by David Dodwell in the South China Morning Post refers to AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin's new book, The Longevity Economy, in examining the role of older adults in the workplace and as consumers: Profound demographic changes mean that the... Read more

 

2018-02-22 • Aging2.0 Boston presents a fireside chat and book signing with Dr. Joseph Coughlin, Founder and Director of the MIT AgeLab, and author of The Longevity Economy.   The Fireside Chat will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern... Read more

 

2018-02-15 • AgeLab Founder and Director Joe Coughlin is interviewed for WealthManagement.com on the themes of his new book, The Longevity Economy, and how the financial advice profession figures to change in an era of longevity: "...Most financial advisors are... Read more

 

2018-02-12 • An article by Joseph Coughlin on the benefits of human-delivered financial advice appears in Forbes: Quantitative calculations, portfolio construction and risk assessment are perhaps best done by algorithm. When all arrows are up, delegating the... Read more

 

2018-02-12 • An op-ed by AgeLab researcher Ashley Nunes on the need for a measured approach toward the institution of autonomus vehicles appears on The Toronto Star's website. Read Dr. Nunes' thoughts here.

 

2018-02-05 •   AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt performs research on human-machine interaction and attention management. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, before moving to Springfield, Illinois, where she grew up. She received dual bachelor’s... Read more

 

2018-02-02 • AgeLab Founder and Director Joseph Coughlin's new book, The Longevity Economy, appears in a Time Money list of "5 Books to Read Now If You Want to Retire Rich." The Longevity Economy "...is less of a strategy guide and more of a 30,000-foot view... Read more

 

2018-01-23 • MIT AgeLab Founder and Director Joseph Coughlin appears on the Informed Choice Radio podcast to discuss his new book, The Longevity Economy. Among other topics, he talks about how businesses have failed to respond to the wants and needs of older... Read more

 

2018-01-22 • Carly Dickson, AgeLab Fellow and architectural designer, presented her work on intergenerational environments at the Museum of Modern Art’s R&D Salon titled “New Aging.” The Salon featured five panelists approaching an aging society and changing... Read more

 

2018-01-20 • Imagine Cambridge as a model city for all ages, but particularly the future retiree — vending machines that dispense household goods, fall-proof flooring, wider sidewalks, and crosswalks that trigger automatic handrails to rise from the pavement.... Read more

 

2018-01-11 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer will receive an Autos2050 Driving Innovation Award, the Auto Alliance and the Alliance for Transportation Innovation announced yesterday. Autos2050 offers perspectives from policy experts and thought leaders on... Read more

 

2018-01-05 • 2017 was a year of significant change and major accomplishments for the AgeLab: the release of a new book, a remodeling of lab headquarters, the stewardship of many graduate students, a bevy of academic publications, and more. Joseph F. Coughlin’s... Read more

 

2018-01-05 • An article in the Boston Globe on coming local trends in business features thoughts from Joseph Coughlin on senior move managers: With more empty-nesters contemplating moves to smaller quarters, and many others helping aging parents relocate, the... Read more

 

2017-11-13 • On November 13, the MIT AgeLab held a daylong symposium to celebrate the publication of AgeLab Founder and Director Dr. Joseph F. Coughlin’s new book, The Longevity Economy: Unlocking the World's Fastest-Growing, Most Misunderstood Market. The... Read more

 

2017-10-21 • The third annual OMEGA Summit, held on October 21 at the MIT AgeLab in Cambridge, drew a record number of students from across the region. Nearly 50 high school students from Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and New Hampshire participated. The... Read more

 

2017-06-21 • On June 21, in collaboration with the MIT AgeLab, the Jefferson College of Population Health, and Health eVillages, Tivity Health hosted a conference on rural aging in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The 2017 Connectivity Summit included presentations by... 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

 

2016-11-17 • On October 5, 2016, The Hartford with the MIT AgeLab held a day-long executive forum entitled “New Vehicle Technology & the Mature Driver: Examining the Societal, Business & Policy Implications of Autonomous Systems” to explore the social,... Read more

 

2016-04-06 • On April 6, 2016, the AgeLab held a day-long conference titled "Living and Aging at Home with the Internet of Things." Industry leaders from companies ranging from Bank of America, CVS, and IBM, among many others, attended the event. The conference... Read more

 

 

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