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News & Events

2010-10-04 • AgeLab's Bryan Reimer explains how we studied physiological indications of stress in driving subjects using the semi-automated parallel parking feature of our Lincoln MKS.

 

2010-10-02 • Hosted by Transportation@MIT, this talke was given to an audience of researchers, students and transportation professionals in both the public and private sectors.

 

2010-09-29 • Joe Coughlin will be visiting the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design this Friday, October 1 to speak about new trends in aging, technology and care at the New Aging international... Read more

 

2010-09-23 • AgeLab researcher Bryan Reimer attended the Distracted Driving Summit in Washington D.C. this week. The event showcased achievements in research, public education and policy that have contributed to... Read more

 

2010-09-20 • Researchers utilizing the AgeLab’s Miss Daisy were given an award for Best Transactions Paper by the IEEE for their publication entitled, “Detection of driver fatigue caused by sleep... Read more

 

2010-09-03 • Difficult as it is for a family to prepare for a natural disaster, caring for an older family member who may have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia poses extra challenges that few know how to... Read more

 

2010-08-25 • The AgeLab's AGNES put its best foot forward on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, which aired a segment on the Age Gain Now Empathy System. AGNES, a suit designed to give its wearers... Read more

 

2010-08-23 • The AgeLab e-Home Social Kitchen project, led by Professor Oli deWeck and Daisuke Asai, will be featured on NPR's All Things Considered today, at 4 and 6:20 pm. The e-Home project finds solutions to... Read more

 

2010-08-17 • How AgeLab endeavored to move a VW Bug into its second story lab

 

2010-08-10 • Dr. Joseph Coughlin, AgeLab Director, has been named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) through its Behavioral and Social Sciences Section. He was recognized for his outstanding... Read more

 

2010-08-10 • There has been a considerable amount of attention to and public interest in brain fitness programs for an aging population. Some of these programs suggest that they may improve driving performance. A... Read more

 

2010-07-30 • Led by Bryan Reimer, a team of AgeLab and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers studied how individuals with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are distracted by... Read more

 

2010-07-30 • Summer intern Alex Lee and MIT undergraduate Marcel Sanchez collaborated on the AgeLab’s E-Home Project, which applies monitoring technology developed by MIT and NASA to the domestic kitchen as... Read more

 

2010-07-20 • Three papers involving AgeLab research appeared at the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, which was held in Miami, Florida. A paper led by Bryan Reimer, presented a... Read more

 

2010-07-20 • Three papers involving AgeLab research appeared at the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, which was held in Miami, Florida. A paper led by Bryan Reimer, presented a... Read more

 

2010-07-16 • Ying Wang, postdoctoral associate at the AgeLab and New England University Transportation Center, was unanimously elected Regional Director of Western Asia for The International Traffic Medicine... Read more

 

2010-07-06 • Your Road Ahead: A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluations, a public education brochure for older drivers and their families, recently won a Silver Award from the National Mature Media Awards.... Read more

 

2010-06-30 • The Gerontological Society of America, the largest scientific interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging, has named Joseph Coughlin, founder and... Read more

 

2010-06-27 • ABSTRACT: Young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at higher risk for being involved in automobile crashes. Although driving simulators have been used to identify and... Read more

 

2010-06-10 • Martin Lavallière, Research Fellow at MIT AgeLab from Laval University (Québec, Canada), received the Charles H. Miller award for best technical paper presented at the Canadian... Read more

 

2010-06-07 • In his talk "Physiology and Visual Attention as Measures of Driver Cognitive Workload" AgeLab's Dr. Reimer focused on advanced driver workload management. He discussed how monitoring visual... Read more

 

2010-05-06 • Dick Myrick, Research Fellow at MIT AgeLab, presented a review of activities of the AgeLab to a group of about 50 members of the Andover Senior Center in Andover, MA. The talk was titled “MIT... Read more

 

2010-04-11 • In collaboration with MIT AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer and post-doctoral associate Ying Wang, former MIT AgeLab UROP Shannon Roberts and John Lee from University of Wisconsin-Madison... Read more

 

2010-04-10 • Interview with Rohit Sakhuja, MIT Radio's Paradigm Shifts, February 4, 2010.

 

2010-04-06 • The book Longevity Rules: How to Age Well Into the Future aims to help policymakers and the public better understand the aging experience. In his chapter Dr. Coughlin discusses the jobs of longevity... Read more

 

2010-03-31 • The MIT AgeLab seeks a number of summer UROPs who are interested in working on a series of on-going projects focused on the collection and analysis of driving performance data. UROP students will... Read more

 

2010-03-30 • Ruben Alonzo, an MIT junior and AgeLab UROP, has been named a 2010 Harry S. Truman Scholar. Ruben is the AgeLab team leader for a collaboration with the Engineering is Elementary project at... Read more

 

2010-02-27 • ABSTRACT: Data from on-road and simulation studies were compared to assess the validity of measures generated in the simulator. In the on-road study, driver interaction with three manual address... Read more

 

2010-02-18 • Dick Myrick, Research Fellow at MIT AgeLab, presented a review of activities of the AgeLab to a group of about 30 members of the Men’s Club of the Swampscott Senior Center in Swampscott, MA.... Read more

 

2010-02-16 • Dick Myrick and Philipp Osl, Research Fellows at MIT AgeLab, presented a review of activities of the AgeLab to a group of over 170 interested residents of Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA. The talk... Read more

 

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