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2014-11-24 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was quoted in a recent Wall Street Journal article. It highlighted findings from recent studies on driver safety while using voice command and Google Glass.... Read more


2014-11-21 • Through his talk at Automotive Tech.AD 2014, Dr. Reimer addressed human factors issues associated with partially automated driving (shared control) and the challenges these systems place on human... Read more


2014-11-17 • Wired spoke with AgeLab research scientist Bruce Mehler regarding a study of university students using Google Glass while driving AgeLab's Miss Daisy driving simulator. Below is an excerpt: "A study... Read more


2014-11-17 • AgeLab's membership in a consortium with DENSO, Touchstone Evaluations, Honda, Subaru and Jaguar Land Rover got attention recently in the Boston Globe. The consortium, AHEAD, is examining the safety... Read more


2014-11-17 • A number of members of AgeLab and New England University Transportation Center staff travelled to Seattle in September to present newly published papers at the 6th International Conference on... Read more


2014-11-12 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin was selected to speak at Falling Walls on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Sponsored by the German Government, the Falling Walls celebration... Read more


2014-11-05 • Families provide about 450 billion dollars in caregiving to loved ones annually. A new MIT AgeLab and AARP report exploring the relationship between caregiving and well-being revealed that caregivers... Read more


2014-10-31 • What solutions are tech companies and caregivers themselves finding helpful to relieve caregiver burden? Read AgeLab research associate Luke Yoquinto's piece in the Washington Post on firms gearing... Read more


2014-10-31 • *Update 10/31/14: A segment from the BBC world changing ideas summit can be found here. Bryan Reimer, Research Scientist at the MIT AgeLab, spoke as part of a panel entitled “Self-driving Cars - How... Read more


2014-10-27 • AgeLab research associate Angelina Gennis keynoted Wellesley Council on Aging this Saturday. In her talk she discussed the need to redesign technology for older adopters.


2014-10-24 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin talks about the 'sharing economy' and what it means for retirement in a recent MarketWatch piece. He discusses a future with fewer assets, which may allow for more... Read more


2014-10-20 • Joe Coughlin’s latest blog post explores the implications of autonomous vehicles and highway systems for older drivers. Read the latest Disruptive Demographics blog piece. 


2014-10-16 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin keynoted the North American Menopause Society's 25th annual scientific meeting October 16 in Washington DC. While discussing global demographic transition, and it's... Read more


2014-10-16 • Fast Company quoted Joe Coughlin in an article about tailoring new health technologies, such as wearables, for older adults. Read The Next Hot Market for Wearable Tech: Grandma to learn more. 


2014-10-15 • Mechanical engineering undergraduate students at MIT in the 2.009 (product design class), stepped into the AGNES suit today at the MIT AgeLab. The students used AGNES to gauge the robustness of a... Read more


2014-10-15 • MIT AgeLab welcomed members of Staying Put, a grassroots voluntary group with a passion for Somerville Cambridge residents, especially those 55+. Staying Put raises awareness about the concepts and... Read more


2014-10-15 • Dr. Bryan Reimer, Research Scientist at the MIT AgeLab and Associate Director of the New England University Transportation Center, presented at the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance Annual Meeting in... Read more


2014-10-14 • This October, the MIT AgeLab and Transamerica jointly hosted a symposium, Financial Planning in the Shadow of Dementia, exploring the financial challenges facing people with Alzheimer's disease and... Read more


2014-10-14 • Read Joe Coughlin and Luke Yoquinto's latest Disruptive Demographics blog entry - Caregiving Takes Two Hands: High Touch & High Tech


2014-10-14 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin's "Why Earl Retirement Often Backfires" is featured in the Wall Street Journal. He suggests planning for early retirement may be more work than staying in the workforce.... Read more


2014-10-03 • InsuranceNewsNet gives a summary of the five-element framework developed by AgeLab and Transamerica to guide financial adivsors in their discussions with caregivers and clients who face Alzheimer's... Read more


2014-10-02 • The MIT AgeLab and Transamerica jointly hosted a symposium, Financial Planning in the Shadow of Dementia, exploring the financial challenges facing people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The... Read more


2014-10-01 • MIT AgeLab and Transamerica will jointly host the event, which examines the financial challenges facing people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia CAMBRIDGE, MA - On Thursday, October 2, MIT will... Read more


2014-09-25 • Joe Coughlin, Director of CTL’s New England University Transportation Center and founder of the AgeLab is featured by Fast Company Magazine in a special section sponsored by HP on the future of... Read more


2014-09-25 • Automotive voice-command interfaces may require more visual engagement from drivers than previously thought, a recent series of MIT AgeLab / New England University Transportation Center studies have... Read more


2014-09-25 • In collaboration with TIAA-CREF, Joe Coughlin discusses the results and implications of a study examining the role of grandparents influencing the financial behaviors of Millennial and Gen Z... Read more


2014-09-19 • Doug Newcomb describes walking through Toyota’s Distracted Walking Dojo, a collaboration between Toyota, MIT AgeLab and the New England University Transportation Center. The experience is intended to... Read more


2014-09-09 • Can data alone influence behavior? In his newest entry at the Huffington Post, Dr. Joe Coughlin applies lessons from the data-driven financial industry to the promise of quantified-self technologies... Read more


2014-09-02 • NBC News featured AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer on the topic of technologically advanced automobiles. Reimer gave his expert opinion on the growing involvement of technology companies in the... Read more


2014-08-15 • The MIT AgeLab, in partnership with TIAA-CREF and the AARP, is proud to announce a new study that examines grandparents’ influence on their grandkids’ money and saving habits. The study (read about... Read more




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