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2014-05-23 • Dr. Bryan Reimer gave the talk “Enhancing Driver Focus: The Challenge of Optimizing the Driver-Vehicle Interface in an Increasingly Complex and Automation-Rich Operating Environment” for... Read more

 

2014-05-19 • The future of aging is not the future our grandparents once faced. It is brighter, with more opportunities and better resources for those growing old, and improved chances for second and third... Read more

 

2014-05-13 • At "Booming Tech," a recent Washington Post LIVE forum sponsored by AARP in Boston in conjunction with the Spring 2014 Life@50+ National Event and Expo, speakers from diverse... Read more

 

2014-05-13 • In conjunction with AARP's Spring 2014 Life@50+ National Event and Expo, held in Boston, MIT AgeLab hosted AARP leadership. The lab introduced AARP to new projects and discussed future tech for Baby... Read more

 

2014-05-13 • George Takei filmed the award-winning YouTube series Takei’s Take at AgeLab on Friday, May 9. The program will focus on our transportation research and work with AGNES (Age Gain Now Empathy... Read more

 

2014-04-30 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer gave two talks at the 2014 Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities in Nashville, TN. In the first talk, “Driver Assistance Systems and... Read more

 

2014-04-22 • MIT students collaborated with AgeLab researchers on “A Comparison of the Demands of Destination Entry using Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy S4”. The project considered differences... Read more

 

2014-04-08 • Fast Company featured research performed at the MIT AgeLab on driver attention and font style. In a collaboration with Monotype, AgeLab researchers used the AwareCar and Miss Daisy, the driving... Read more

 

2014-03-25 • From smart phones to smart cars, both public and private entities must consider the needs of older adults in order to help them optimize the use of new technologies, according to the latest issue of... Read more

 

2014-03-13 • AgeLab research scientist Dr. Bryan Reimer talked on New Hampshire Public Radio about research and debate in New Hampshire regarding legistlature to battle distracted driving. Learn more here.

 

2014-02-27 • Research associate Angelina Gennis spoke on the Galloway Ridge Radio show called "Seniors 2.0: Your life redifined". She introduced some projects at the AgeLab and encouraged listeners to... Read more

 

2014-02-25 • AgeLab’s Joseph Coughlin and Dana Ellis published Investing So You can Work in Retirement to AgeLab’s Disruptive Demographics  blog on BigThink.com. The article describes... Read more

 

2014-02-06 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was featured in Mission Critical, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI) quarterly electronic publication. Reimer discussed... Read more

 

2014-01-27 • AgeLab’s Director Joe Coughlin keynoted Tufts Health Plan and the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum’s Healthy Aging: Charting a Path Forward Conference, January 24, 2014. His remarks... Read more

 

2014-01-23 • A recent article by the BBC on the increasing complexities of using in-vehicle technologies featured work discussed by AgeLab research scientist Bruce Mehler at the Connected Car Expo. This research... Read more

 

2014-01-21 • FleetOwner covered the launch of AHEAD (The Advanced Human Factors Evaluator for Automotive Distraction), a consortium between MIT AgeLab, DENSO and other industry leaders.  Read the article... Read more

 

2014-01-16 • The inventor of Paro, AgeLab research fellow Takanori Shibata poses with other AgeLab researchers. Paro is a therapeutic robot for which Shibata is currently researching different applications.

 

2014-01-16 • MIT AgeLab, DENSO Toughstone Evaluations, Honda, Subaru and Jaguar Land Rover have formed a consortium, Advanced Human Factors Evaluator for Automotive Distraction (AHEAD), to study driver... Read more

 

2014-01-13 • Media coverage of AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer's research on driver attention and in-vehicle technology. Read the article here.

 

2014-01-13 • Joe Coughlin continues to contribute to the Wall Street Journal, this time with advice on how to coexist in the workplace (and thrive) with the Millenial generation. Read the article here.

 

2014-01-13 • Two MIT undergraduate student researchers (UROPs), Annie Shoup and Bradford Jokubaitis are included as co-authors on A Preliminary Report on the Effects of Digital Billboards on Glance... Read more

 

2014-01-10 • The self-driving car conversation continues and Fast Company lets AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer weigh in. Read the article here.  

 

2014-01-08 •  AgeLab research scientist Bruce Mehler spoke with SAE international on how a driver's behavior may change when distracting devices are used. Read the article here.

 

2014-01-07 • In an article for IT IS Innovation, AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer talks about how cars that are more autonomous may lead to greater challenges in keeping drivers' attention. Read the article... Read more

 

2013-12-20 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin was part of a panel discussion on the Diane Rehm Show discussing the value of older workers in the workforce.  Audio and transcripts from the show are available here...

 

2013-12-18 • Results from The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence’s Top Technologies study were featured in the USA Today snapshot, which ran in four Gannett newspapers: Indianapolis Star; The News... Read more

 

2013-12-18 •  AgeLab and The Hartford's joint efforts on breaking down the difficulties that older drivers face was featured in a New York Times article that considers alternatives to giving up the keys.... Read more

 

2013-12-12 •  Students in course 2.009 Product Engineering came to the MIT AgeLab to learn about Paro and how therapeutic robots can improve the lives of dementia patients. A description of this project and... Read more

 

2013-12-02 • AgeLab research scientist Bruce Mehler spoke on a series of shows for Popular Science Radio on November 27. He discussed the latest technology found in vehicles available on the market today, driver... Read more

 

2013-11-26 • AgeLab research scientist Bruce Mehler took part in the panel “Overcoming the Distracted Driving Roadblock” at the LA Auto Show 2013 and discussed research directed at understanding how... Read more

 

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