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News & Events

2014-01-13 • Joe Coughlin continues to contribute to the Wall Street Journal, this time with advice on how to coexist in the workplace (and thrive) with the Millenial generation. Read the article here.


2014-01-13 • Two MIT undergraduate student researchers (UROPs), Annie Shoup and Bradford Jokubaitis are included as co-authors on A Preliminary Report on the Effects of Digital Billboards on Glance... Read more


2014-01-13 • Media coverage of AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer's research on driver attention and in-vehicle technology. Read the article here.


2014-01-10 • The self-driving car conversation continues and Fast Company lets AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer weigh in. Read the article here.  


2014-01-08 •  AgeLab research scientist Bruce Mehler spoke with SAE international on how a driver's behavior may change when distracting devices are used. Read the article here.


2014-01-07 • In an article for IT IS Innovation, AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer talks about how cars that are more autonomous may lead to greater challenges in keeping drivers' attention. Read the article... Read more


2013-12-20 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin was part of a panel discussion on the Diane Rehm Show discussing the value of older workers in the workforce.  Audio and transcripts from the show are available here...


2013-12-18 • Results from The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence’s Top Technologies study were featured in the USA Today snapshot, which ran in four Gannett newspapers: Indianapolis Star; The News... Read more


2013-12-18 •  AgeLab and The Hartford's joint efforts on breaking down the difficulties that older drivers face was featured in a New York Times article that considers alternatives to giving up the keys.... Read more


2013-12-12 •  Students in course 2.009 Product Engineering came to the MIT AgeLab to learn about Paro and how therapeutic robots can improve the lives of dementia patients. A description of this project and... Read more


2013-12-02 • AgeLab research scientist Bruce Mehler spoke on a series of shows for Popular Science Radio on November 27. He discussed the latest technology found in vehicles available on the market today, driver... Read more


2013-11-26 • AgeLab research scientist Bruce Mehler took part in the panel “Overcoming the Distracted Driving Roadblock” at the LA Auto Show 2013 and discussed research directed at understanding how... Read more


2013-11-19 • Automotive control systems that are designed to keep drivers’ hands on the wheel may sometimes actually lead people to take their eyes off the road. That’s one of many conclusions from a... Read more


2013-11-18 • The entire world is facing the challenge of aging well, and the world is a diverse place. Due to economic and cultural differences, solutions for one region may not make sense in others. But at the... Read more


2013-11-09 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin delivered the University of Colorado Excellence in Leadership Lecture before senior administrators and faculty at the University of Colorado. The annual honor features... Read more


2013-10-30 • The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) recognized AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin as its 2013 Thought Leader. Delivering the keynote lecture to thousands of attendees in... Read more


2013-10-28 • Research by AgeLab research scientist Dr. Bryan Reimer was the focus of a recent New York Times article. The article weighed the potential risks vehicles that increasingly take workload away from... Read more


2013-10-24 • An MIT Technology Review feature story connected research across MIT contirbuting to the future of driverless cars. AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer shared his work related to driver attention... Read more


2013-10-24 • Joe Coughlin, Director of the AgeLab, received the Partners Healthcare Connected Health Leadership Award for his innovative research in health technology and services to improve the lives of older... Read more


2013-10-11 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Wall Street Journal MarketWatch that while most aging baby boomers have made longer work their number one retirement strategy, it may not be that easy. The... Read more


2013-10-10 • *Update* In April 2013, MIT graduate students Celena Dopart, Anders Haggman, and Cameron Thornberry received the Volpe Best Transportation Presentation Award for their research paper entitled "A... Read more


2013-09-24 • AgeLab research scientists Dr. Bryan Reimer, Bruce Mehler and Daniel Belyusar contributed to UTC Spotlight, a USDOT publication, on their fidings regarding driver interactions with in-vehicle... Read more


2013-09-17 •  MIT AgeLab and The Hartford released joint findings on technology that helps older drivers behind the wheel longer. The press release in Reuters quotes AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin as saying,... Read more


2013-09-16 • Dr. Richard Young, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences of Wayne State University School of Medicine spoke at the MIT AgeLab about his research on Cell Phone Conversations, Drowsy... Read more


2013-08-30 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer talks to the New York Times about how his research shows limits in driver workload can cause problems on the path to autonomous vehicles.  Read the article... Read more


2013-08-21 • MIT AgeLab's research on intelligent vehicle systems (e.g., active safety) and older drivers, done in partnership with the auto and insurance industries and the larger driver safety community is... Read more


2013-08-02 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin was interviewed on FoxBusiness discussing his examination of working past retirement and the new demands for maintaining what he refers to as your "personal... Read more


2013-06-21 • AgeLab presented four papers on driver workload at the 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design in Bolton Landing, New York. Citations... Read more


2013-06-21 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin presented a ‘Systems Approach to Technology, Innovation & Family Caregiving’ at the National Academies Institute of Medicine Forum on Family Caregiving... Read more




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