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2016-01-19 • This event is free and open to the public. If interested, please register for the event by using the form below. Parking will NOT be provided for this event.   Powered by Eventbrite  


2016-01-05 • Joe Coughlin and Luke Yoquinto authored an article this past month in the Washington Post about how new sharing-economy and on-demand-economy companies stand to change the lived experience of old age... Read more


2015-12-08 • As the younger generation appears to back away from driving their own vehicles those 60 years and older continue to remain committed to the independence that comes with owning and piloting their own... Read more


2015-12-03 • MIT AgeLab's AGNES suit has achieved international stardom and in the latest issue of Foreign Policy Magazine is embraced again in an article titled The Future of Accesability Innovation .


2015-11-30 • "The next-generation retiree will have an unprecedented array of technologies and tech-enabled services to invent a new future for working part time, remaining social, having fun, living at home,... Read more


2015-10-28 • The MIT AgeLab's own Director Joseph Coughlin has made Next Avenue's list of Most Influential People in Aging. Joe is placed in the company of 50 thought leaders, innovators, writers, advocates,... Read more


2015-10-27 • In a recent article for The Atlantic, AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin considers the changing patterns of retirement and relocation among Boomers, and imagines “Gerontopia,” a community of the future... Read more


2015-10-12 • Speaking to InvestmentNews, AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin contributes some thoughts on The Critical Retirement Cost Many Adviser's Aren't Discussing With Clients.


2015-10-01 • Animated in conjunction with the MIT AgeLab's Life Tomorrow Roundtable held on September 30th, 2015, here is the exclusive Life on Demand: A Possible Tomorrow video.


2015-09-30 • The MIT AgeLab convened the daylong symposium "Life Tomorrow? There's an App for That!" on Sept 30, 2015, to trigger a conversation on how sharing and on-demand companies might serve tomorrow's older... Read more


2015-08-25 • In a Disruptive Demographic blog post, AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin outlines Jimmy Carter’s struggle with cancer and how the former President’s vitality and energy are redefining the public’s view of... Read more


2015-08-18 • In an article for Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research’s Squared Away blog, AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin discusses the future of retirement and the coming demographic shift facing this... Read more


2015-08-10 • In this Disruptive Demographics blog post, AgeLab director Joe Coughlin outlines four factors (activities, intensity, density, and accessibility) that he believes will be crucial for tomorrow’s “... Read more


2015-07-31 • In a Disruptive Demographic blog post, AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin examines the ways that boomers and older adults might utilize the sharing economy, on-demand services, and smartphone apps as well... Read more


2015-07-27 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin provides his take on technology and older users in the Money Section of the New York Times. The article discusses innovations that are available today to help with health... Read more


2015-07-27 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin considers the possible applications of drones, and autonomous systems generally, for homebound elderly and their families. In his article From Meals-on-Wheels to Dinner-... Read more


2015-07-23 • Read Joe Coughlin's thoughts and reflections on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, technology, and innovation on his BigThink blog Disruptive Demographics. 


2015-07-22 • On July 21, 2015, Birgit Kramer, AgeLab Fellow & Network Aging Research, and Olivia DaDalt, AgeLab Research Associate, presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in... Read more


2015-07-17 • On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Joe Coughlin keynoted the 40th National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Conference with Joy Powell, President, Healthways Senior Solutions Division. Their... Read more


2015-07-15 • On Monday, July 13th, 2015, Joe Coughlin was invited to present at the White House Conference on Aging, marking the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act and Medicare. The event held in the... Read more


2015-07-10 • In June, several AgeLab researchers presented at the 8th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. Joonbum Lee presented work done with Alina... Read more


2015-06-28 • Joe Coughlin interviewed in The Atlantic. Many older Americans want and need to keep working, but that requires a major shift in the way the country thinks about the elderly. Read More: http://www.... Read more


2015-06-18 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin describes Uber’s recent shift away from a 1099 workforce and toward their new employment strategy and discusses the implications for older workers in an article on WSJ... Read more


2015-06-03 • The Internet of Things, where all things around you, on you and, soon, in you, begin to talk, offers great potential to improve how well we will live in retirement and older age. These tech-enabled... Read more


2015-06-02 • AgeLab Director, Dr. Joseph Coughlin shares the latest truths to meet the financial demands for longevity beyond retirement. Published on MarketWatch read the complete article 'Is Your Retirement... Read more


2015-05-29 • As the autonomous car becomes closer to a mass produced and readily available technology, MIT AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin co-authors a piece with Research Associate Lucas Yoquinto exploring the... Read more


2015-05-29 • Responsible Saving versus Lifestyle Expenses, AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin weighs in on the subject in this article titled 'Here's How Americans Are Eating Into Their Savings' that appeared on... Read more


2015-05-21 • This week, AgeLab/UTC director Joseph Coughlin and research associate Luke Yoquinto co-authored a piece in Slate on the profound unsung implications of the autonomous car. Titled "The Long Road Home... Read more


2015-05-21 • MIT AgeLab research scientist and New England UTC associate director Bryan Reimer presented at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) forum Cognitive Distraction: What Were You... Read more


2015-05-13 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin is the featured ‘Guru Interview’ in Insurance News. In the May isssue Coughlin discusses the need for new thinking about tomorrow’s retirement. He argues that financial... Read more




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