2016-06-30 • Every day, automobiles equipped with increasingly sophisticated autonomous driving technologies are coursing onto the world’s roadways. There is a remarkable amount already known about the... Read more
2016-06-17 • MIT AgeLab and The Hartford research on driverless cars cited in New York Times. According to surveys, no matter the age, American drivers see potential benefits in autonomous vehicles, but they want... Read more
2016-06-13 • A recent MIT AgeLab study titled Autonomous Vehicles, Trust, and Driving Alternatives: A survey of consumer preferences reported on this site last week has gone viral.
Read the Boston Globe article... Read more
2016-06-01 • MIT AgeLab research scientist and New England UTC Associate Director Bryan Reimer along with his team have published the results of a timely consumer survey asking about autonomous technology, how... Read more
2016-05-20 • The AgeLab's collaborative research efforts with Monotype Imaging, Inc. have been making waves in both automotive and design spaces lately!
Design Observer's Steven Heller recently interviewed Dr.... Read more
2016-05-20 • The AgeLab makes its presence felt in the tech sector! At Google I/O 2016, Android Auto's Greg Neiswander delves into the rigorous research being done for Google's in-vehicle systems. Among that... Read more
2016-04-29 • MIT professor and Urban planner Carlo Ratti along with MIT AgeLab Research scientist Bryan Reimer offer possible Autonomous vehicle solutions to Boston's traffic congestion in this article for NPR.... Read more
AgeLab’s Joe Coughlin will be speaking on a panel at the Cambridge Innovation Center’s Venture Cafe on Thursday, April 7th from 6:30-7:30pm. The panel, Baby Boom or Bust: Planning for our... Read more
2016-03-17 • A recent article at bestride.com focuses on a study by research scientist Dr. Jonathan Dobres at the MIT AgeLab into optical longevity, vehicle font readability and response time. Read all about the... Read more
2016-02-11 • This past December, an article by Olivia DaDalt, Lisa D’Ambrosio, Birgit Kramer and AgeLab alum Arielle Burstein was published in the journal Gerontechnology. This article outlined the results of a... Read more
2016-02-11 • The AgeLab is growing! Here are some of our newest researchers and associates:
Ben D. Sawyer is a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT AgeLab. Dr. Sawyer’s expertise in experimental psychology and... Read more
2016-01-28 • Senior housing is struggling to find a new model to meet the demands of the next generation of older adults. The baby boomers are not their parents, their housing choices will reflect those... Read more
2016-01-19 • UTC Director Joe Coughlin posts on BigThink an article on the changing role of the rider in a future driverless vehicle world and suggests changing roles and responsibilities of passengers, insurers... Read more
2016-01-05 • Joe Coughlin and Luke Yoquinto authored an article this past month in the Washington Post about how new sharing-economy and on-demand-economy companies stand to change the lived experience of old age... Read more
2015-12-08 • As the younger generation appears to back away from driving their own vehicles those 60 years and older continue to remain committed to the independence that comes with owning and piloting their own... Read more
2015-12-03 • MIT AgeLab's AGNES suit has achieved international stardom and in the latest issue of Foreign Policy Magazine is embraced again in an article titled The Future of Accesability Innovation .
2015-11-30 • "The next-generation retiree will have an unprecedented array of technologies and tech-enabled services to invent a new future for working part time, remaining social, having fun, living at home,... Read more
2015-10-28 • The MIT AgeLab's own Director Joseph Coughlin has made Next Avenue's list of Most Influential People in Aging. Joe is placed in the company of 50 thought leaders, innovators, writers, advocates,... Read more
2015-10-27 • In a recent article for The Atlantic, AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin considers the changing patterns of retirement and relocation among Boomers, and imagines “Gerontopia,” a community of the future... Read more
2015-09-30 • The MIT AgeLab convened the daylong symposium "Life Tomorrow? There's an App for That!" on Sept 30, 2015, to trigger a conversation on how sharing and on-demand companies might serve tomorrow's older... Read more
2015-08-25 • In a Disruptive Demographic blog post, AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin outlines Jimmy Carter’s struggle with cancer and how the former President’s vitality and energy are redefining the public’s view of... Read more
2015-08-18 • In an article for Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research’s Squared Away blog, AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin discusses the future of retirement and the coming demographic shift facing this... Read more
2015-08-10 • In this Disruptive Demographics blog post, AgeLab director Joe Coughlin outlines four factors (activities, intensity, density, and accessibility) that he believes will be crucial for tomorrow’s “... Read more
2015-07-31 • In a Disruptive Demographic blog post, AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin examines the ways that boomers and older adults might utilize the sharing economy, on-demand services, and smartphone apps as well... Read more
2015-07-27 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin considers the possible applications of drones, and autonomous systems generally, for homebound elderly and their families. In his article From Meals-on-Wheels to Dinner-... Read more
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