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News & Events

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

 

2016-03-18 • 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

 

2016-02-25 • Click HERE to read the MIT AgeLab Winter Newsletter and discover what the team has been up to recently. 

 

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

 

2016-02-11 • 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

 

2016-01-28 • 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

 

2016-01-19 • This event is free and open to the public. If interested, please register for the event by using the form below. Parking will NOT be provided for this event.   Powered by Eventbrite  

 

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

 

2015-10-12 • Speaking to InvestmentNews, AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin contributes some thoughts on The Critical Retirement Cost Many Adviser's Aren't Discussing With Clients.

 

2015-10-01 • Animated in conjunction with the MIT AgeLab's Life Tomorrow Roundtable held on September 30th, 2015, here is the exclusive Life on Demand: A Possible Tomorrow video.

 

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 provides his take on technology and older users in the Money Section of the New York Times. The article discusses innovations that are available today to help with health... 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

 

2015-07-23 • Read Joe Coughlin's thoughts and reflections on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, technology, and innovation on his BigThink blog Disruptive Demographics. 

 

2015-07-22 • On July 21, 2015, Birgit Kramer, AgeLab Fellow & Network Aging Research, and Olivia DaDalt, AgeLab Research Associate, presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in... Read more

 

2015-07-17 • On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Joe Coughlin keynoted the 40th National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Conference with Joy Powell, President, Healthways Senior Solutions Division. Their... Read more

 

2015-07-15 • On Monday, July 13th, 2015, Joe Coughlin was invited to present at the White House Conference on Aging, marking the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act and Medicare. The event held in the... Read more

 

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