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2016-12-07 • On November 17, researchers Dana Ellis, Carley Ward and Chaiwoo Lee, PhD, presented a symposium titled “An In-depth Look Into the Caregiver Experience” at the Gerontological Society of America... Read more

 

2016-12-06 • The MIT AgeLab has conducted research on the significance of typeface legibility as it relates to driver behavior since 2010. With computer interfaces and in-vehicle menus now commonplace in cars,... Read more

 

2016-11-28 • The MIT AgeLab is accepting donations in the memory of Mr. Peter G. Pantazelos MS ’55. Donations in the memory of Mr. Pantazelos may be made by credit card or check. Donation by Credit Card Online... Read more

 

2016-11-27 • On Saturday, November 19, 2016, the MIT AgeLab held an informational summit for the Opportunities for Multigenerational Engagement, Growth and Action (OMEGA) program, drawing attendance from high... Read more

 

2016-11-17 • The International Society for Gerontechnology held its 10th World Conference in Nice, France, from September 28-30, with the “aim to gather all the actors of technology and services dedicated ageing... Read more

 

2016-11-17 • On October 5, 2016, The Hartford with the MIT AgeLab held a day-long executive forum entitled “New Vehicle Technology & the Mature Driver: Examining the Societal, Business & Policy... Read more

 

2016-11-04 • The MIT AgeLab is name-checked in a November 4 Cars.com article profiling a new older-driver program called Smart DriverTEK. Developed by AARP and The Hartford, Smart DriverTEK organizes workshops... Read more

 

2016-10-03 • The MIT AgeLab brought aboard Samantha Brady this summer. In addition to her work on policy and data analysis, Sam brings to the lab a range of skills in data visualization. The development of... Read more

 

2016-09-20 • Today, the Department of Transportation held a press event announcing new policy statements regarding highly automated vehicles and their presence on US roads. According to Secretary of... Read more

 

2016-09-15 • The City of Boston recently announced self-driving cars will begin testing on Boston’s streets toward the end of this year. This an exciting initiative that shares many of the research interests we... Read more

 

2016-09-07 • Older drivers may soon be traveling a safer road thanks to smarter cars that can detect oncoming traffic, steer clear of trouble and even hit the brakes when a collision appears imminent. A few of... Read more

 

2016-08-31 • Perhaps the biggest challenge for self-driving cars will not be tracking other vehicles or avoiding unfamiliar obstacles so much as dealing with that most erratic and confusing of phenomena: human... Read more

 

2016-08-22 • AGNES - or the Age Gain Now Empathy System suit - is AgeLab’s iconic tool for helping others to better understand the physical and functional challenges that often come with getting older. The suit... Read more

 

2016-08-05 • The development of technologies that can monitor one’s own health data figures to change the medical landscape, including, potentially, the basic relationship between patients and doctors. People are... Read more

 

2016-08-02 • On July 26th the MIT AgeLab, in partnership with the New England University Transportation Center and AARP, presented the inaugural OMEGA scholarship to Lauren Miller, a rising senior at Newton South... Read more

 

2016-07-28 • On April 6, 2016, the AgeLab held a day-long conference titled "Living and Aging at Home with the Internet of Things." Industry leaders from companies ranging from Bank of America, CVS, and IBM,... Read more

 

2016-07-28 • Dr Bryan Reimer talks about human behavior in relation to autonomous vehicles for TU-Automotive Detroit 2015.

 

2016-07-28 • The Best of Belron is a biennial automotive technology conference, featuring prominent speakers from organizations such as Google, Tesla, and MIT. AgeLab research scientist Dr. Bryan Reimer spoke at... Read more

 

2016-07-27 • The rise of autonomous vehicles is getting the attention of industry professionals of all kinds, from big company CEOs to folks who are simply trying to move cars off their lots. The Massachusetts... Read more

 

2016-07-26 • The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy, first awarded in 1851 for a yacht race around England’s Isle of Wight. Since then, the Cup has become the centerpiece of an... Read more

 

2016-07-13 • From March 31-April 1, the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism held a two-day conference on the growth and advancement of suburban living. The conference was composed of conversations and panel... Read more

 

2016-07-13 • Five years ago, Barbara Friedman was about to retire from her position as the Director of Intergenerational Programs for Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE). But as she prepared to step... Read more

 

2016-07-07 • What induces--or pressures--people into saving their money? One possible answer is the influence of peer networks on perceptions of “good saving” practices. Martina Raue, a Postdoctoral Associate at... Read more

 

2016-06-30 • Every day, automobiles equipped with increasingly sophisticated autonomous driving technologies are coursing onto the world’s roadways. There is a remarkable amount already known about the... Read more

 

2016-06-21 • MIT AgeLab researcher Dr Bryan Reimer discusses Vehicle Automation at the Belron 2016 Global Client Conference in Portugal.    

 

2016-06-17 • MIT AgeLab and The Hartford research on driverless cars cited in New York Times. According to surveys, no matter the age, American drivers see potential benefits in autonomous vehicles, but they want... Read more

 

2016-06-13 • A recent MIT AgeLab study titled Autonomous Vehicles, Trust, and Driving Alternatives: A survey of consumer preferences reported on this site last week has gone viral. Read the Boston Globe article... Read more

 

2016-06-01 • MIT AgeLab research scientist and New England UTC Associate Director Bryan Reimer along with his team have published the results of a timely consumer survey asking about autonomous technology, how... Read more

 

2016-05-20 • The AgeLab makes its presence felt in the tech sector! At Google I/O 2016, Android Auto's Greg Neiswander delves into the rigorous research being done for Google's in-vehicle systems. Among that... Read more

 

2016-05-20 • The AgeLab's collaborative research efforts with Monotype Imaging, Inc. have been making waves in both automotive and design spaces lately! Design Observer's Steven Heller recently interviewed Dr.... Read more

 

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