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2010-08-10 • Dr. Joseph Coughlin, AgeLab Director, has been named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) through its Behavioral and Social Sciences Section. He was recognized for his outstanding... Read more

 

2010-08-10 • There has been a considerable amount of attention to and public interest in brain fitness programs for an aging population. Some of these programs suggest that they may improve driving performance. A... Read more

 

2010-07-30 • Led by Bryan Reimer, a team of AgeLab and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers studied how individuals with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are distracted by... Read more

 

2010-07-30 • Summer intern Alex Lee and MIT undergraduate Marcel Sanchez collaborated on the AgeLab’s E-Home Project, which applies monitoring technology developed by MIT and NASA to the domestic kitchen as... Read more

 

2010-07-20 • Three papers involving AgeLab research appeared at the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, which was held in Miami, Florida. A paper led by Bryan Reimer, presented a... Read more

 

2010-07-20 • Three papers involving AgeLab research appeared at the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, which was held in Miami, Florida. A paper led by Bryan Reimer, presented a... Read more

 

2010-07-16 • Ying Wang, postdoctoral associate at the AgeLab and New England University Transportation Center, was unanimously elected Regional Director of Western Asia for The International Traffic Medicine... Read more

 

2010-07-06 • Your Road Ahead: A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluations, a public education brochure for older drivers and their families, recently won a Silver Award from the National Mature Media Awards.... Read more

 

2010-06-30 • The Gerontological Society of America, the largest scientific interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging, has named Joseph Coughlin, founder and... Read more

 

2010-06-27 • ABSTRACT: Young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at higher risk for being involved in automobile crashes. Although driving simulators have been used to identify and... Read more

 

2010-06-10 • Martin Lavallière, Research Fellow at MIT AgeLab from Laval University (Québec, Canada), received the Charles H. Miller award for best technical paper presented at the Canadian... Read more

 

2010-06-07 • In his talk "Physiology and Visual Attention as Measures of Driver Cognitive Workload" AgeLab's Dr. Reimer focused on advanced driver workload management. He discussed how monitoring visual... Read more

 

2010-05-06 • Dick Myrick, Research Fellow at MIT AgeLab, presented a review of activities of the AgeLab to a group of about 50 members of the Andover Senior Center in Andover, MA. The talk was titled “MIT... Read more

 

2010-04-11 • In collaboration with MIT AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer and post-doctoral associate Ying Wang, former MIT AgeLab UROP Shannon Roberts and John Lee from University of Wisconsin-Madison... Read more

 

2010-04-06 • The book Longevity Rules: How to Age Well Into the Future aims to help policymakers and the public better understand the aging experience. In his chapter Dr. Coughlin discusses the jobs of longevity... Read more

 

2010-03-31 • The MIT AgeLab seeks a number of summer UROPs who are interested in working on a series of on-going projects focused on the collection and analysis of driving performance data. UROP students will... Read more

 

2010-03-30 • Ruben Alonzo, an MIT junior and AgeLab UROP, has been named a 2010 Harry S. Truman Scholar. Ruben is the AgeLab team leader for a collaboration with the Engineering is Elementary project at... Read more

 

2010-02-27 • ABSTRACT: Data from on-road and simulation studies were compared to assess the validity of measures generated in the simulator. In the on-road study, driver interaction with three manual address... Read more

 

2010-02-18 • Dick Myrick, Research Fellow at MIT AgeLab, presented a review of activities of the AgeLab to a group of about 30 members of the Men’s Club of the Swampscott Senior Center in Swampscott, MA.... Read more

 

2010-02-16 • Dick Myrick and Philipp Osl, Research Fellows at MIT AgeLab, presented a review of activities of the AgeLab to a group of over 170 interested residents of Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA. The talk... Read more

 

2010-02-08 • The AARP Bulletin, among the largest circulating publications in the nation, featured research conducted by the MIT AgeLab and sponsored by the USDOT New England University Transportation Center on... Read more

 

2010-01-30 • The MIT AgeLab announces it is launching a new website. Director Joseph Coughlin says, "We hope that the new AgeLab website will serve as a resource for sponsors, researchers and families who... Read more

 

2010-01-28 • ABSTRACT: This paper examines the degree to which time of day and levels of workload affect drivers’ physiological arousal levels and driving behaviors. Drawing on data collected from 121 young... Read more

 

2009-12-30 • ABSTRACT: Traffic safety has been traditionally addressed through individual improvements to the car by manufacturers; improvements to the driver through education and enforcement; and, improvements... Read more

 

2006-11-02 • Dr. Coughlin Keynotes November 2, 2006 Washington, DC Dr. Joseph Coughlin, Director of the AgeLab, served as keynote at a plenary session of the World Healthcare Innovation and Technology... Read more

 

2006-10-27 • Lisa D'Ambrosio Presents October 27, 2006 Anaheim, CA AgeLab researcher, Lisa D'Ambrosio, presented at Life@50+, AARP's Annual National Event and Expo in Anaheim, CA on October 27th. D'Ambrosio... Read more

 

2006-10-16 • Dr. Reimer presents paper New Demands from an Older Population: An Integrated Approach to Defining the Future of Older Driver Safety October 16, 2006 Detroit, MI On October 16th Dr. Bryan Reimer,... Read more

 

2006-09-29 • Innovations and Insights in Reaching Boomers and Older Consumers September 28-29, 2006 New York, NY Joseph Coughlin served as keynote at the Focalyst Executive Forum in New York City on September... Read more

 

2003-07-03 • Toronto Star July 3, 2003 by Joseph Coughlin More and more, global events are reshaping people's lives and priorities. Greater emphasis is being placed on home, on family and on those things in our... Read more

 

2003-04-29 • Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting April 29, 2003 AgeLab’s Joseph Coughlin delivers plenary address at American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting Joseph F. Coughlin, Director of the MIT... Read more

 

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