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News & Events

2011-02-24 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin will present AGNES to Dr. Oz today at 5pm with a rerun tomorrow at 9am. AGNES, or Age Gain Now Empathy System is intended to give researchers, industry leaders and... Read more


2011-02-15 • The AgeLab was featured on BBC’s Horizon in “Surviving A Car Crash”. AgeLab Researcher Bryan Reimer discusses driver stress and cognitive distraction. He explains the relationship... Read more


2011-02-11 • AgeLab researchers Bryan Reimer and Bruce Mehler gave a talk on selected research on driver state, distraction and the use of in-vehicle technologies to the Humans and Automation Laboratory at MIT.... Read more


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2011-02-02 • The AgeLab was featured on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer. The segment featured the lab's Aware Car and Miss Daisy driving simulator. Director Joe Coughlin discussed how driving... Read more


2011-01-26 • A New York Times article recently featured the SMARTwheel, a steering wheel attachment that uses sensors to alert drivers when they remove a hand from the wheel for too long. The alarm is intended to... Read more


2011-01-23 • Jeff Taylor, Founder and CEO of, a social network and well-being resource for Baby Boomers, talks to Joe Coughlin about how Boomers can use the web to improve well-being.


2011-01-14 • The MIT AgeLab and The Hartford Advance 50 Team hosted a forum entitled, Shaping Life Tomorrow: A Conversation on the Future of Aging, Business and Innovation.


2011-01-11 • AgeLab researchers Bryan Reimer and Bruce Mehler spoke at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine this past Tuesday, Jan. 4. The focus of the discussion was the use of... Read more


2010-12-20 • The recent crack-down on cell phone use while driving has led many to rely upon hands-free devices to continue their conversations behind the wheel. But recent AgeLab findings indicate that, hands-... Read more


2010-11-17 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin spoke with Tom Ashbrook on NPR's On Point. He discussed Elderly Drivers and Taking the Keys. To read more and listen to the clip, click here.


2010-11-12 • AgeLab will be featured on the special "Future Family: Life in the Digital Age" on the Discovery Channel this Saturday, November 13 at 8:00am EST. It is scheduled to repeat in that... Read more


2010-11-05 • AgeLab researcher Bryan Reimer spoke at the Andover Senior Center this Friday to give an overview of current trends in older driver safety and the future automotive technology. Highlighted were... Read more


2010-11-04 • AgeLab findings were released today in a Wired article and a press release by Ford Motor Company Using a specially equipped 2010 Lincoln MKS test vehicle, AgeLab researchers teamed up with Ford Motor... Read more


2010-11-03 • The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) featured findings from AgeLab in Older Patients: Safe Behind the Wheel? The article addressed how many physicians hesitate to recommend revoking... Read more


2010-10-29 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin will be giving the keynote address at the 3rd annual UCLA Technology & Aging Conference today. The conference will highlight the latest developments intended to... Read more


2010-10-29 • My money’s on Joe. That’s what Fiscal Times blogger Michael Hodin wrote about AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin in his Oct. 28 entry of Age and Reason. Hodin highlighted several AgeLab... Read more


2010-10-26 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin will be a guest speaker for the Transportation@MIT 2010 Seminar Series on Tuesday, Nov 2. In his lecture, entitled The Future is Gray, Small & Female: Disruptive... Read more


2010-10-21 • On October 21, AgeLab researcher Bryan Reimer visited transportation engineering graduate students at the University of Massachusetts as part of the New England University Transportation Center... Read more


2010-10-20 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin discusses the future of safe mobility for older drivers on the New York Time’s Room For Debate. His opinion piece, entitled “How to Avoid a Surge of Shut-Ins... Read more


2010-10-19 • In understanding how distraction changes our driving habits, it's the little things that count. Researchers Bryan Reimer and Bruce Mehler of the AgeLab and New England University Transportation... Read more


2010-10-15 • Surface transportation is at the intersection of disruptive change. Over the next decade and beyond both disruptive demographics and technologies will impact the design, operation and safety of the... Read more


2010-10-13 • On-going research at the New England Center was recently featured by NECN after reporter Greg Wayland took the MIT AgeLab's fully equipped Lincoln MKS for a test drive. Researchers at the lab have... Read more


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




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