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2018-08-13 • The In Good Company Thought Leadership Breakfast at the MIT AgeLab brought together entrepreneurs and innovators in the field of aging for breakfast, networking, and an informatory session about the... Read more

 

2018-08-08 • The 2018 Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging in Portland, Maine, brought together leaders from business, healthcare, government, and academia to spark a movement to address the challenges faced by... Read more

 

2018-08-07 • Portland, ME – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab is pleased to announce its participation in a two-day event this week in Portland, Maine, dedicated to fighting social isolation among... Read more

 

2018-08-02 • A member of the MIT AgeLab’s Lifestyle Leaders, a panel of people ages 85 and older, since 2015, Rita Richmond has worked in D.C., was involved in the civil rights movement, and wants to help... Read more

 

2018-07-31 • An article in Forbes by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin questions whether the coming demographic wave of older adults will lead to a boom for the senior housing industry. New technologies and... Read more

 

2018-07-26 • Join leaders from the MIT AgeLab, Benchmark Senior Living, GE Healthcare, and MA Governor Baker's Council to Address Aging for breakfast and a conversation about the importance of improving wellbeing... Read more

 

2018-07-23 • AgeLab Founder and Director Joseph Coughlin is interviewed in Investment News about the financial advice industry and the challenges of planning for 8,000 days of retirement: "The next-generation [... Read more

 

2018-07-19 • AgeLab researchers Chaiwoo Lee and Carley Ward presented papers on recent AgeLab research at the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Lee presented... Read more

 

2018-07-18 • Video below. MIT AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer spoke at a TEDx event in Waltham, MA about the challenges ahead for making vehicles safer and what solutions are most sensible. Road traffic... Read more

 

2018-07-09 • This story was also published in MIT News. The MIT AgeLab is proud to co-sponsor a global competition to develop or apply solutions for combating social isolation and loneliness in older adults.... Read more

 

2018-06-27 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer is quoted in a Wired article about how the proliferation of technology in vehicles has resulted in more dangerously distracted drivers. The AgeLab's AVT rsearch... Read more

 

2018-06-25 • Throughout the month of June, AgeLab researcher Julie Miller gave presentations covering her ongoing student debt research in Austin, Texas, Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. On June 1, Ms.... Read more

 

2018-06-21 • An article by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin examines the particular problems retirees will face should they decide to downsize: "In the process of downsizing or planning any move in retirement, we... Read more

 

2018-06-14 • Leaders in the financial services industry are recognizing that longevity, while a financial challenge, is also an opportunity for people to live longer, better. This requires not just a look at... Read more

 

2018-06-11 • An article in Forbes by AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin talks about one of the ripple effects of the declining U.S. birthrate. Older homeowners may have trouble selling their properties to childless... Read more

 

2018-06-04 • Also in MIT News. The MIT AgeLab, in partnership with AARP, presented the third annual OMEGA scholarship awards to three accomplished young adults from the Boston area. Caroline Collins-Pisano... Read more

 

2018-06-02 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt provides her thoughts for a Popular Mechanics article on the tension between advanced driver assistance systems, personal responsibility, and the law: "Bobbie... Read more

 

2018-05-31 • AgeLab Research Scientist Chaiwoo Lee gave a presentation on consumer perceptions of autonomous vehicles at a two-day MIT Media Lab symposium, along with other scientists, engineers, lawmakers, and... Read more

 

2018-05-30 • The MIT AgeLab's ongoing study of Tesla owners and their use of advanced vehicle technologies is profiled in USA Today: "The MIT AgeLab, in an on-going study of 34 Tesla owners who volunteered for... Read more

 

2018-05-29 • A USA Today article on consumer misperceptions of autonomous vehicles features thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer: Car companies battling for their share of $2 trillion in annual... Read more

 

2018-05-23 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin was recognized as a World Mind and selected as a keynote speaker at the WORLD.MINDS 12th annual symposium in Zurich, Switzerland. The topic of the 2018 symposium was... Read more

 

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more

 

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