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News & Events

2011-10-19 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin will speak at Aging Means Business: Design for a New Age, an annual one-day event where experts share breakthrough ideas, innovations, and market strategies for success... Read more

 

2011-10-19 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin spoke at the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress in Orland Florida. Speakers included, from left to right: Kathleen Marvaso, Vice President AAA;... Read more

 

2011-10-17 • AgeLab’s Chaiwoo Lee, Nan Zhao and Rachel Fraunhoffer presented at the New England Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2011 Student Conference. Abstracts for the related papers... Read more

 

2011-10-17 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin sat with MarketWatch’s Robert Powell, Rick Miller, founder of Sensible Financial Planning and Kathryn McCabe Votava, president of Goodcare, com. They discussed... Read more

 

2011-10-17 • An AARP Bulletin article, “Are Cars Getting Too Smart?” featured commentary by New England Center and MIT AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer. Dr. Reimer was asked how safety features... Read more

 

2011-10-13 • MIT AgeLab and New England University Transportation Center researchers Bryan Reimer and Bruce Mehler recently published “The impact of cognitive workload on physiological arousal in young... Read more

 

2011-10-11 •                 AgeLab won an Excellent Paper Award at IEEE ICT Convergence for its paper on the eHome System. Read the MIT News story here.

 

2011-10-11 • 8,000 transportation leaders from 75 countries will attend the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems. MIT AgeLab and New England University Transportation Center Director Joe... Read more

 

2011-10-03 • AgeLab PhD candidate Chaiwoo Lee received an Excellent Paper Award at the 2nd International Conference on ICT Convergence, sponsored by IEEE Communications Society and organized mainly by Korea... Read more

 

2011-09-28 • UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis spoke at MIT and visited the MIT AgeLab to learn from director Joe Coughlin about the lab's ongoing studies related to the health, financial planning needs and... Read more

 

2011-09-26 • Forbes announced Toyota’s partnership with MIT AgeLab yesterday. AgeLab hopes the two-year study of the effects of devices and systems on driver distraction will give insight into age as a... Read more

 

2011-09-26 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin participated in a Roundtable on Age-Correlated Operator Performance at the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. The performance limitations of... Read more

 

2011-09-26 •                     AgeLab Research Associate Birgit Kramer, who is currently earning a Ph.D. from Network Aging Research (NAR) at the... Read more

 

2011-09-22 •                          The MIT AgeLab participated in “Progress through Collaboration: Addressing the needs of Alzheimer... Read more

 

2011-09-16 • Research Associate Nan Zhai presented findings at the 3rd International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation in Indianapolis on September 14. His presentation, entitled The Relationship Between... Read more

 

2011-09-15 • An article in Consumer Reports addressing the safety concerns behind infotainment and other in-vehicle systems quotes MIT AgeLab and New England University Transportation Center research scientist... Read more

 

2011-09-14 • Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) is launching 10 new research initiatives and new partnership agreements with universities and research institutions to enhance the... Read more

 

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2011-09-02 • USA Today Snapshots included data from the MIT AgeLab/The Hartford Home for a Lifetime Survey. The survey of 337 adults aged 47-65 found 50% prefer to age in in their current homes, 41% prefer... Read more

 

2011-08-29 • A Boston Globe article on using monitoring devices to help older adults maintain their independence mentions AgeLab’s eHome system, as well as NASA technology we are adapting to monitor... Read more

 

2011-08-26 • Recent talk: “Bridging Habits, Health & Home: Examining age-in-place and participation using an occupational lens” Brenda Vrkljan, Ph.D., O.T., researcher at McMaster University... Read more

 

2011-08-26 • Joe Coughlin spoke with PBS Newshour’s Hari Sreenivasan yesterday on staying safe behind the wheel at any age. Coughlin talked about the dangers of fatigue and how the AgeLab’s AwareCar... Read more

 

2011-08-22 • AgeLab was featured on Globo News in Brazil. The clip, available online, introduces AGNES and the AwareCar to Brazil and discusses how AgeLab research can apply to Brazil's aging population. Mainly... Read more

 

2011-08-17 • Edmunds.com recently spoke with Research Scientist Bryan Reimer for Texting While Driving: Targeted for Extinction. He explains how message content can determine how distracting the act of texting... Read more

 

2011-07-27 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was interviewed for Wired.com’s Autopia: Road To The Future series. Reimer discussed the importance of having adequate cognitive demand in the car to... Read more

 

2011-07-26 • In a USA Today Your Life article, Middle-aged women care for everyone but themselves, MIT AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin points out that women who are primary caregivers for their children and their... Read more

 

2011-07-25 • AGNES was the feature story in the Financial Times Magazine, after the AgeLab received a visit from writer James Crabtree, who experienced the system and spoke with lab Director Joe Coughlin about... Read more

 

2011-07-21 • WCVB TV News interviewed MIT AgeLab researcher Bryan Reimer in the story Police Lights Play Role In Officer, Driver Safety. He shared his expertise in driver distraction during a discussion regarding... Read more

 

2011-07-20 • AgeLab’s Lisa D’Ambrosio presented a talk at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s conference Going Green: Intelligent Investments in Public Housing in Boston, MA on... Read more

 

2011-07-20 • Heavily dependent on the driver’s awareness and performance in a fast-moving dynamic environment, driving is an increasingly complex activity made more difficult for an older population facing... Read more

 

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