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2017-07-19 • A story on technology and policy news website StateScoop features comments from AgeLab Research Scientist Dr. Bryan Reimer on the hurdles facing the implementation of fully autonomous vehicles. In... Read more

 

2017-07-14 • AgeLab researchers Chaiwoo Lee, PhD, Samantha Brady, and Carley Ward attended the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in Vancouver, Canada, giving presentations on AgeLab... Read more

 

2017-07-05 • A story about the AgeLab-helmed Advanced Human Factors Evaluator for Automotive Demand Consortium (AHEAD) has appeared in Wired. Nearly 40,000 people died on American roads last year, and experts... Read more

 

2017-06-30 • On June 19, AgeLab Director Dr. Joe Coughlin gave the keynote address at the 26th Annual Better Government Competition Awards Dinner. The 2017 Competition sought new ideas for care and support for... Read more

 

2017-06-30 • Print magazine has published a brilliant in-depth profile of the MIT AgeLab's typeface research, led by Research Scientist Dr. Bryan Reimer and former Research Scientist Dr. Jon Dobres. From 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... Read more

 

2017-05-31 • We know that FOMO, or the fear of missing out, plagues those who spend a lot of time consuming social media, particular among the younger cohort. But might a different kind of FOMO plague the older... Read more

 

2017-05-28 • On the weekend of May 25-28, the Association for Psychological Science (APS) held its 2017 convention in Boston, Massachusetts. AgeLab researchers Chaiwoo Lee and Martina Raue gave presentations at... Read more

 

2017-05-26 • An article from Minnesota Public Radio News examines the results of the annual AgeLab automation survey. "A lot of problems are going to be solved when self-driving cars become a thing. But first a... Read more

 

2017-05-25 • An article from Consumer Reports summarizes the results of the MIT AgeLab's annual automation survey, particularly the finding that people have grown less accepting of autonomous vehicles since last... Read more

 

2017-05-25 • Today at New England Motor Press Association’s annual Tech Conference, MIT AgeLab Research Scientist Dr. Bryan Reimer will present the results of an annual automation preferences survey. Last year,... Read more

 

2017-05-25 • WBUR.com has published an article that profiles the MIT AgeLab's second annual automation survey. The survey shows that acceptance of fully automated vehicles has decreased in the last year,... Read more

 

2017-05-25 • Business journalism website TheStreet published an article on the results of the AgeLab's annual automation survey, which found that public acceptance of fully autonomous vehicles has declined in the... Read more

 

2017-05-24 • Ludwig Maximilian University post-doctoral researcher Dr. Eva Lermer gave a presentation on construal level theory at the AgeLab on May 24. Dr. Lermer spoke at the invitation of AgeLab researcher Dr... Read more

 

2017-05-23 • Lisa D’Ambrosio presented a talk for TRIPPS on May 23, 2017, at the Brookline, MA senior center. TRIPPS distributes information and news about local transit services to people in the metropolitan... Read more

 

2017-05-20 • On May 20, AgeLab’s Samantha Brady and Dana Ellis led a workshop with healthcare track students at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School. To better understand the particular needs and... Read more

 

2017-05-11 • In an article for NextAvenue, Dr. Joseph F. Coughlin talks about the errors researchers, industry and investors might be making as they enter the converging fields of longevity and technology. Dr.... Read more

 

2017-05-09 • The Milken Institute 2017 Summit on Business and the Future of Aging brought together thought and business leaders across the aging landscape, including Encore.org founder Marc Freedman, Honor CEO... Read more

 

2017-05-09 • In an article for MarketWatch, Dr. Joseph F. Coughlin writes about how the proper integration of "robo advising" technology will not make financial advisors obsolete, but will allow them to elevate... Read more

 

2017-05-09 • During a panel discussion for MarketWatch, Dr. Joseph F. Coughlin moves beyond mere retirement planning toward longevity planning. How will financial advisors help their clients with the following... Read more

 

2017-05-01 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin sat down for a video interview for MarketWatch, published on May 1. In the interview, Dr. Coughlin identifies the challenges of planning in an era of longevity, when our... Read more

 

2017-04-25 • On April 25th, six middle schoolers from Somerville's Albert F. Argenziano School toured the MIT AgeLab in preparation for the annual Future City Competition, which this year will task students to... Read more

 

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

 

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