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News & Events

2018-03-02 • A human factors class taught by MIT AgeLab researcher Ben Sawyer, which serves as one part of the AgeLab's mission to design and develop technology with older adults in mind, has been featured in MIT... Read more

 

2018-03-01 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin sat down for a public interview with Boston Globe reporter Robert Weisman at District Hall in Boston, MA. Dr. Coughlin spoke on a variety of topics including his new... Read more

 

2018-02-23 • An op-ed by David Dodwell in the South China Morning Post refers to AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin's new book, The Longevity Economy, in examining the role of older adults in the workplace and as... Read more

 

2018-02-23 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin contributes to an Milken Institute essay series titled "Business of Aging." Dr. Coughlin's essay, "Why Don't Businesses Thrill Older Customers?" provides cases of... Read more

 

2018-02-22 • Aging2.0 Boston presents a fireside chat and book signing with Dr. Joseph Coughlin, Founder and Director of the MIT AgeLab, and author of The Longevity Economy.   The Fireside Chat will be held... Read more

 

2018-02-15 • AgeLab Founder and Director Joe Coughlin is interviewed for WealthManagement.com on the themes of his new book, The Longevity Economy, and how the financial advice profession figures to change in an... Read more

 

2018-02-12 • An article by Joseph Coughlin on the benefits of human-delivered financial advice appears in Forbes: Quantitative calculations, portfolio construction and risk assessment are perhaps best done by... Read more

 

2018-02-12 • An op-ed by AgeLab researcher Ashley Nunes on the need for a measured approach toward the institution of autonomus vehicles appears on The Toronto Star's website. Read Dr. Nunes' thoughts here.

 

2018-02-05 •   AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt performs research on human-machine interaction and attention management. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, before moving to Springfield, Illinois,... Read more

 

2018-02-02 • AgeLab Founder and Director Joseph Coughlin's new book, The Longevity Economy, appears in a Time Money list of "5 Books to Read Now If You Want to Retire Rich." The Longevity Economy "...is less of a... Read more

 

2018-01-23 • MIT AgeLab Founder and Director Joseph Coughlin appears on the Informed Choice Radio podcast to discuss his new book, The Longevity Economy. Among other topics, he talks about how businesses have... Read more

 

2018-01-22 • Carly Dickson, AgeLab Fellow and architectural designer, presented her work on intergenerational environments at the Museum of Modern Art’s R&D Salon titled “New Aging.” The Salon featured five... Read more

 

2018-01-20 • Imagine Cambridge as a model city for all ages, but particularly the future retiree — vending machines that dispense household goods, fall-proof flooring, wider sidewalks, and crosswalks that trigger... Read more

 

2018-01-11 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer will receive an Autos2050 Driving Innovation Award, the Auto Alliance and the Alliance for Transportation Innovation announced yesterday. Autos2050 offers... Read more

 

2018-01-05 • 2017 was a year of significant change and major accomplishments for the AgeLab: the release of a new book, a remodeling of lab headquarters, the stewardship of many graduate students, a bevy of... Read more

 

2018-01-05 • An article in the Boston Globe on coming local trends in business features thoughts from Joseph Coughlin on senior move managers: With more empty-nesters contemplating moves to smaller quarters, and... Read more

 

2017-12-12 • An excerpt from AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin's new book, The Longevity Economy, appears in The Washington Post: "Growing old was once something experienced on an individual basis: not at a set age... Read more

 

2017-12-11 • Thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer appear in a Washington Post article on the barriers to public acceptance of autonomous vehicles: "As fully autonomous cars become a reality, there... Read more

 

2017-12-10 • An article by AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin on new retirement lifestyles appears in Forbes: "We all probably know what a 'Florida retirement' is. In fairness to the great sunshine state, it isn’t... Read more

 

2017-12-08 • Boston ABC news outlet WCVB presents an interview with AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin along with an examination of the major themes of his new book, The Longevity Economy. View the video segment here... Read more

 

2017-12-06 • A short profile of AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin and his new book The Longevity Economy appear in AARP: “Old age is a myth,” Joe says. “While there are certainly physical and existential realities to... Read more

 

2017-12-06 • An article on AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin's new book, The Longevity Economy, appears in NBC News: If you’re a woman with a bit of life experience, you already know you’re the boss. You’re more... Read more

 

2017-12-01 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin is interviewed in Marketwatch about his new book, The Longevity Economy. He talks about the importance of the overlooked older female consumer in an America in which 47... Read more

 

2017-12-01 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin spoke with the Boston Globe about the new old age, transcendent design, and why retiring to Florida might actually be a terrible idea: Far from portending societal... Read more

 

2017-11-30 • An article in Forbes by AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin examines the limitations of autonomous vehicles in solving the mobility needs of older adults: "The current vision of driverless cars begins and... Read more

 

2017-11-27 • A short piece by AgeLab Founder and Director Joe Coughlin on designing social robots appears in BigThink: "Most people see robots as complex devices to fulfill a specific task. But beyond obvious... Read more

 

2017-11-20 • Almost half of Americans will hop in their cars for a Thanksgiving trip this year. But if you were being very precise—if you were a team of Massachusetts of Technology researchers who study human-... Read more

 

2017-11-17 • An adapted excerpt of AgeLab Founder and Director Joseph F. Coughlin's new book, The Longevity Economy, appears in The Atlantic: "A counterfactual narrative of old age has developed over the course... Read more

 

2017-11-17 • AgeLab Founder and Director Joseph F. Coughlin is interviewed in USA Today on topics related to his new book, The Longevity Economy. Coughlin answers the question of why companies are unprepared for... Read more

 

2017-11-14 • On November 14, the AgeLab’s Lifestyle Leaders Panel convened to discuss topics related to clothing, fashion, and shopping. The Lifestyle Leaders Panel brings people ages 85 and older from the... Read more

 

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