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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 • 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

 

2017-03-27 • 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

 

2017-03-23 • 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,... 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

 

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... 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... 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... 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 (... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more

 

2016-12-19 • On December 6th, 2016, in partnership with the MIT AgeLab, Gallup and Healthways released a report of its yearly Well-Being Index survey on the well-being of older adults in the United States. The... Read more

 

2016-12-15 • This morning an article by AgeLab researcher Olivia DaDalt was published in NextAvenue, public media’s first and only national journalism service for America’s booming older population. Drawing on... Read more

 

2016-12-14 • On December 13, the MIT AgeLab temporarily relocated to the 9th floor of MIT’s building E90, located at 1 Main Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142. The Lab will remain in this temporary space for about a... Read more

 

2016-12-13 • The MIT AgeLab and The Hartford recently published the results of a study on the most useful smart home technologies for those fifty and older -- including a "top ten" list of smart home techologies... Read more

 

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