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2017-02-14 • Joe Coughlin has published a new thinkpiece via his Disruptive Demographics blog on BigThink: "Discussions of autonomous vehicles have become so commonplace that by the time driverless cars are... Read more

 

2017-02-13 • MIT AgeLab research on driver preferences toward autonomous vehicle technologies has been featured in a Globe and Mail article about the potential of self-driving cars to improve mobility for seniors... Read more

 

2017-02-09 • A BigThink piece by AgeLab director Joe Coughlin has been republished via the Milken Institute Center for Successful Aging.  Dreams of the driverless car are primarily focused on how the robotic... Read more

 

2017-01-26 • An article in the UK publication Creative Review profiles the MIT AgeLab's typeface work, and specifically the formation of the Clear-IP research consortium between AgeLab, Monotype (a digital... Read more

 

2017-01-26 • The AgeLab has launched a new research consortium dedicated to text legibility and related design issues in partnership with Monotype, with Google as its first Full Member. The Clear Information... Read more

 

2017-01-24 • An article posted to the New York Times on January 20th features thoughts from AgeLab director Joe Coughlin about the design principles guiding new technologies for older adults. The article examines... Read more

 

2017-01-20 • The MIT AgeLab is conducting a study asking physicians about their experiences with their patients using smart devices to collect patient-generated data. Marika Psyhojos, a graduate student in the... Read more

 

2017-01-18 • On January 18, 2017, Chaiwoo Lee, PhD, gave a talk for Boston Bridge at the MIT Sloan School of Business. Boston Bridge, which partners with the MIT AgeLab, is a professional association that... Read more

 

2017-01-17 • Roadway infrastructure should be designed with all drivers in mind, including the increasing number of older drivers. This can include the pavement, road markings, signage materials, and yes, even... Read more

 

2017-01-10 • Advance driver assistance systems are more commonly being advertised and implemented in vehicles. The MIT AgeLab founded the Advanced Vehicle Technology (AVT) consortium to investigate how drivers... Read more

 

2017-01-05 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer's thoughts appear in a Boston Herald piece on a test autonomous car making its rounds in South Boston. The article begins: "With little fanfare but plenty of... Read more

 

2016-12-19 • On December 6th, 2016, in partnership with the MIT AgeLab, Gallup and Healthways released a report of its yearly Well-Being Index survey on the well-being of older adults in the United States. The... Read more

 

2016-12-15 • This morning an article by AgeLab researcher Olivia DaDalt was published in NextAvenue, public media’s first and only national journalism service for America’s booming older population. Drawing on... Read more

 

2016-12-14 • On December 13, the MIT AgeLab temporarily relocated to the 9th floor of MIT’s building E90, located at 1 Main Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142. The Lab will remain in this temporary space for about a... Read more

 

2016-12-13 • The MIT AgeLab and The Hartford recently published the results of a study on the most useful smart home technologies for those fifty and older -- including a "top ten" list of smart home techologies... Read more

 

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 • 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

 

2016-11-17 • 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

 

2016-11-04 • 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

 

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