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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


2011-09-13 • @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }a:link, span.MsoHyperlink { color: blue... Read more


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 • 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’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


2011-07-14 • The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging is holding its annual national meeting in Washington, DC July 17-19. AgeLab's Joe Coughlin will be keynoting the opening general session describing... Read more


2011-07-14 • In a presentation to the MIT AgeLab, Michal Isaacson of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem discussed her research utilizing GPS to track social behavior of older adults in Israel and Germany. Her... Read more


2011-06-29 • MIT AgeLab will present three papers at the Sixth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and vehicle Design in Lake Tahoe, California. Below are titles and... Read more


2011-06-29 • @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }AgeLab... Read more


2011-06-27 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin participated in the 50+ Housing Forum at the Pacific Coast Building Conference in San Francisco. In his talk, Aging Baby Boomers & Future Innovations in Housing,... Read more


2011-06-21 • When it comes to future housing, the Boomer don't seem to want to budge. In an ongoing collaboration between the MIT AgeLab and The Hartford's Advance 50 Team, extensive research has shown that 50%... Read more


2011-06-17 • AgeLab was featured in the Los Angeles Times in “Elder care goes high tech” on June 17. The article mentioned technology that is enabling older adults to stay in their own homes longer.... Read more


2011-06-16 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer participated in Edmunds’ 2011 Car Safety Conference, entitled Truly Safe? Debunking Myths and Crafting Effective Policies for Car Safety, on May 24. Watch... Read more


2011-06-03 •                                   The John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center will host New Vehicle... Read more


2011-05-26 • In a recent article, AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer weighed in on new medical monitoring technology being introduced to vehicles by the automotive industry. The article, “... Read more


2011-05-21 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin moderated a telematics industry round table that included AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer. The conversation on communications technology in the vehicle included... Read more


2011-05-20 • AgeLab’s Bryan Reimer was featured in the Science Careers section of the journal Science on May 20. His experiences with the AwareCar and assessing driver distraction were highlighted. He also... Read more


2011-05-19 • MIT AgeLab and Healthways teamed up for an interactive webinar held at MIT and involving 6 experts representing AgeLab, Healthways, MedNetworks, MeYou Health and Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. The... Read more


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2011-05-11 • featured AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer’s studies on distracted driving and drivers’ trust in new in-vehicle technologies. A video included in the article shows the... Read more




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