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 • 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 • 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
2016-07-13 • 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
2016-07-07 • 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
2016-06-17 • 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.
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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'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
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
2016-04-29 • MIT professor and Urban planner Carlo Ratti along with MIT AgeLab Research scientist Bryan Reimer offer possible Autonomous vehicle solutions to Boston's traffic congestion in this article for NPR.... Read more
AgeLab’s Joe Coughlin will be speaking on a panel at the Cambridge Innovation Center’s Venture Cafe on Thursday, April 7th from 6:30-7:30pm. The panel, Baby Boom or Bust: Planning for our... Read more
2016-03-17 • A recent article at bestride.com focuses on a study by research scientist Dr. Jonathan Dobres at the MIT AgeLab into optical longevity, vehicle font readability and response time. Read all about the... Read more
2016-02-11 • The AgeLab is growing! Here are some of our newest researchers and associates:
Ben D. Sawyer is a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT AgeLab. Dr. Sawyer’s expertise in experimental psychology and... Read more
2016-02-11 • This past December, an article by Olivia DaDalt, Lisa D’Ambrosio, Birgit Kramer and AgeLab alum Arielle Burstein was published in the journal Gerontechnology. This article outlined the results of a... Read more
2016-01-28 • Senior housing is struggling to find a new model to meet the demands of the next generation of older adults. The baby boomers are not their parents, their housing choices will reflect those... Read more
2016-01-19 • UTC Director Joe Coughlin posts on BigThink an article on the changing role of the rider in a future driverless vehicle world and suggests changing roles and responsibilities of passengers, insurers... Read more
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
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