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2018-11-29 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer shares his thoughts on autonomous vehicles for articles published by Consumer Reprots and Smithsonian Magazine. For Smithsonian Magazine, Dr. Reimer spoke... Read more

 

2018-11-29 • The global population is aging rapidly — by 2050 the number of people age 80 or over is expected to triple, to nearly half a billion. Longer lifespans will put massive pressure on retirement savings... Read more

 

2018-11-20 • On November 20, 2018, the MIT AgeLab held an event titled “In Technology We Trust? Generational Attitudes toward a Technology Enabled-Life.” Composed of three panels of leaders in the domains of... Read more

 

2018-11-18 • AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady, Lisa D'Ambrosio, PhD, Julie Miller, Martina Raue, PhD, and Carley Ward comprised a full panel of research presentations at the Gerontological Society of America... Read more

 

2018-11-04 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer publishes his thoughts in Forbes on the lack of a singular perspective for the definition and goal of vehicle automation: "Across the world, governments,... Read more

 

2018-11-02 • AgeLab researcher Martina Raue, PhD, is a co-editor of a new volume titled Psychological Perspectives on Risk and Risk Analysis, which was published by Springer in October 2018. “This authoritative... Read more

 

2018-11-01 • Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about how a new generation of older consumers will force businesses to think about more than just the "destiny" of demographics: As I write in my book The Longevity... Read more

 

2018-10-23 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin appears on Bloomberg TV to discuss the role of changing demographics in determining the future of real estate. Real estate investor Kayne Anderson observes that his... Read more

 

2018-10-21 • AgeLab Research Scientist Chaiwoo Lee, PhD, presented to the Epoch Foundation on new technologies and open issues that technological advancements pose for the aging population. The Epoch Foundation... Read more

 

2018-10-20 • The fourth annual OMEGA Summit, held on October 20 at the MIT AgeLab in Cambridge, brought together nearly 40 high schoolers from across New England who were interested in leading efforts to improve... Read more

 

2018-10-17 • AgeLab Research Scientists Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer, and Bobbie Seppelt were major participants at the 2018 Driver Distraction and Inattention Conference. The DDI conference is “designed to bring... Read more

 

2018-10-14 • An article in The Wall Street Journal by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin and Luke Yoquinto discusses the changing in perspective of how products should be designed, built, and marketed for older... Read more

 

2018-10-11 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is interviewed in a CNBC story about the potential of autonomous vehicles to enable mobility for older adults: '"We are so enamored with the George Jetson idea that... Read more

 

2018-10-02 • AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady, Dr. Chaiwoo Lee and Julie Miller were panelists at the Forbes-SHOOK Next-Gen 2018 Wealth Advisor Stage in Boston, MA. The event, which was an offshoot of the Forbes... Read more

 

2018-09-27 • Taylor Patskanick is a new addition to the AgeLab team, joining the research staff as a technical associate in August of 2018. Her educational background in social work and public health brings... Read more

 

2018-09-23 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about the increasing sophistication of voice assistants like Amazon Alexa, and whether this "presence" might one day be a meaningful social connection... Read more

 

2018-09-18 • A new one-hour documentary followed the lives of eight drivers over six months using in-car cameras and tracking technology to monitor their driving behavior and capture how often and why their... Read more

 

2018-09-07 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt's research is featured in an article in The Zebra: One of the worst culprits in distracted driving is multitasking. MIT research scientist Bobbie Seppelt is... Read more

 

2018-09-05 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt gave a talk and was interviewed at the IFA Automotive Conference in Berlin, Germany, which was organized by Shift Automotive. IFA is the world's leading trade... Read more

 

2018-08-30 • One college and four high school interns worked on projects for the MIT AgeLab in the summer of 2018, helping to construct a new immersive space, collecting data to help boost research on livability... Read more

 

2018-08-21 • The online publication 401k Specialist reports on a recently published paper by Chaiwoo Lee and Joseph Coughlin on the language people use to describe retirement. The paper, which was published in... Read more

 

2018-08-18 • AgeLab researcher Julie Miller was part of the Open Style Lab final showcase of accessible garments developed by tandems of interdisciplinary student design teams and clients with disabilities. The... Read more

 

2018-08-13 • The In Good Company Thought Leadership Breakfast at the MIT AgeLab brought together entrepreneurs and innovators in the field of aging for breakfast, networking, and an informatory session about the... Read more

 

2018-08-08 • The 2018 Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging in Portland, Maine, brought together leaders from business, healthcare, government, and academia to spark a movement to address the challenges faced by... Read more

 

2018-08-07 • Portland, ME – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab is pleased to announce its participation in a two-day event this week in Portland, Maine, dedicated to fighting social isolation among... Read more

 

2018-08-02 • A member of the MIT AgeLab’s Lifestyle Leaders, a panel of people ages 85 and older, since 2015, Rita Richmond has worked in D.C., was involved in the civil rights movement, and wants to help... Read more

 

2018-07-31 • An article in Forbes by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin questions whether the coming demographic wave of older adults will lead to a boom for the senior housing industry. New technologies and... Read more

 

2018-07-26 • Join leaders from the MIT AgeLab, Benchmark Senior Living, GE Healthcare, and MA Governor Baker's Council to Address Aging for breakfast and a conversation about the importance of improving wellbeing... Read more

 

2018-07-23 • AgeLab Founder and Director Joseph Coughlin is interviewed in Investment News about the financial advice industry and the challenges of planning for 8,000 days of retirement: "The next-generation [... Read more

 

2018-07-19 • AgeLab researchers Chaiwoo Lee and Carley Ward presented papers on recent AgeLab research at the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Lee presented... Read more

 

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