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News & Events

2012-03-13 • AgeLab and New England University Transportation Center research on the effect of increased driver cognitive demand appears in USA Today. Read the article here. An article featuring the research... Read more


2012-03-12 • Loss of situational awareness due to increased cognitive load is one of the areas considered at the AgeLab in our assessments of factors that impact driver safety. Recent findings have shown that... Read more


2012-03-06 • “The Doctors” co-host Travis Stork tried on AGNES, the MIT AgeLab Age Gain Now Empathy System, which simulates the physical limitations that may come with aging, diabetes, and... Read more


2012-03-06 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was featured on the Discovery Channel in Life Behind The Wheel: A Roadmap For Safety. In Part 3, Dr. Reimer discusses driver distraction and how difficult it is... Read more


2012-03-02 • Agelab Director Joe Coughlin is on the cover of the March issue of Bank Investment Consultant, and contributed to the article, Behavioral Analysis: Benefits for Advisors. Coughlin discusses how... Read more


2012-02-27 • AgeLab research associate Bryan Reimer was interviewed for the New York Times “The New Old Age” blog. He discusses new assistive technology in the car that may help older adults parallel... Read more


2012-02-27 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin and research scientist Lisa D’Ambrosio have co-edited Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and Public Policy. The book is available in hardcover and e... Read more


2012-02-13 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin will be speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations on Tuesday, February 14 for the Washington Meetings Program and the Program on Aging Populations CFR’s 90th... Read more


2012-02-01 • On Wall Street discusses AgeLab work on trust (or lack there of) by Americans across different generations when seeking knowledge on health and wealth. Studies conducted in 2011 revealed people tend... Read more


2012-01-26 • MIT AgeLab’s Nan Zhao presented a paper at the Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting this week. The paper, Exploring the relationship between the Driving Behavior Questionnaire and... Read more


2012-01-18 • MIT has been selected to lead the US Department of Transportation Research & Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) University Transportation Center for the New England Region. The... Read more


2012-01-18 • Articles in Reuters, the Boston Herald, CBS News and Entertainment Weekly have mentioned the recent AgeLab-Hartford Age of Opportunity study. Some of the mention is due to the birthday of Betty White... Read more


2012-01-10 • MIT AgeLab research scientist and associate director of the New England University Trasnportation Center was interviewed for the Business section of the Boston Globe regarding the dangers in-vehicle... Read more


2012-01-09 • AGNES was part of a limerick for the NPR quiz show, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me! Below is the transcript from the show: KASELL: To see what my future might hold, this suit keeps my body controlled. Now... Read more


2012-01-06 • AGNES, the AgeLab’s Age Gain Now Empathy System, has been appearing in major news sources world-wide. The suit was featured in the Los Angeles Times, where AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin... Read more


2012-01-05 • discussed the findings from a recent study conducted by the MIT AgeLab and The Hartford regarding whether retirees feel they saved adequetly for retirement. AgeLab... Read more


2012-01-03 •  AgeLab director Joe Coughlin was interviewed in the Wall Street Journal. He commented on the growing reliance on older employees in the work force. Read the article here.


2011-12-16 •  Fast Company Design’s featured AGNES as a valuable tool in understanding the needs of our aging population. Read the article here.


2011-12-13 • ABC Chronicle interviewed Joe Coughlin on Monday, December 12, along with Hugh Herr from the MIT Media Lab and two other individuals the program is naming ‘Gamechangers’ – people... Read more


2011-12-09 •  In a recent CNNMoney article, the importance of designing new high-technology products with consideration for the older demographic is disgussed. AgeLab’s eHome Project is mentioned as an... Read more


2011-12-09 • discussed recent findings made jointly by the MIT AgeLab and The Hartford in the October 2011 Age of Opportunity study. The study investigated the American public’s... Read more


2011-12-07 •  AgeLab director Joe Coughlin is the featured speaker today at the Home Care Innovation Showcase and 2011 Home Care Star Awards. The event is held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in... Read more


2011-12-05 • MIT AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer keynoted the 3rd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications on November 30 ins Salzburg, Austria. His... Read more


2011-11-30 •  The MIT AgeLab contributed an article to the January 2012 issue of Vision Zero International, a bi-annual magazine that addresses improving safety though advanced vehicle design and technology... Read more


2011-11-29 •   The 2.009 Green Team visited the AgeLab to experience their invention, a walker that tranforms into a cane, while wearing AGNES. The students commented on changes they would make with weight... Read more


2011-11-28 •    The AgeLab sponsored the 2011 Annual Gerontological Society of America Scientific Meeting and was involved in symposia, poster sessions and exhibits throughout the four day event. In a... Read more


2011-11-28 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer discusses the lack of driver education for new in-vehicle technologies on the Pittsburg Tribunal Review’s He points out the dangers in... Read more


2011-11-16 • MIT AgeLab visiting researcher Dino Bortot will give two talks this Friday. He will speak to Boeing about motion analysis and digital human models for the development of ergonomic workplaces. He will... Read more


2011-11-07 • AGNES was described in an article on The intentions of they system's design and uses thus far are discussed by AgeLab director Joe Coughlin. Read the article here.


2011-10-31 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin is featured in the Wall Street Journal as part of a Retirement Roundtable, “Numbers That May Make You Sick: Health-care costs for retirees can be crippling, That... Read more




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