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2013-10-28 • Research by AgeLab research scientist Dr. Bryan Reimer was the focus of a recent New York Times article. The article weighed the potential risks vehicles that increasingly take workload away from... Read more

 

2013-10-24 • Joe Coughlin, Director of the AgeLab, received the Partners Healthcare Connected Health Leadership Award for his innovative research in health technology and services to improve the lives of older... Read more

 

2013-10-24 • An MIT Technology Review feature story connected research across MIT contirbuting to the future of driverless cars. AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer shared his work related to driver attention... Read more

 

2013-10-11 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Wall Street Journal MarketWatch that while most aging baby boomers have made longer work their number one retirement strategy, it may not be that easy. The... Read more

 

2013-10-10 • *Update* In April 2013, MIT graduate students Celena Dopart, Anders Haggman, and Cameron Thornberry received the Volpe Best Transportation Presentation Award for their research paper entitled "A... Read more

 

2013-09-24 • AgeLab research scientists Dr. Bryan Reimer, Bruce Mehler and Daniel Belyusar contributed to UTC Spotlight, a USDOT publication, on their fidings regarding driver interactions with in-vehicle... Read more

 

2013-09-17 •  MIT AgeLab and The Hartford released joint findings on technology that helps older drivers behind the wheel longer. The press release in Reuters quotes AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin as saying,... Read more

 

2013-09-16 • Dr. Richard Young, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences of Wayne State University School of Medicine spoke at the MIT AgeLab about his research on Cell Phone Conversations, Drowsy... Read more

 

2013-08-30 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer talks to the New York Times about how his research shows limits in driver workload can cause problems on the path to autonomous vehicles.  Read the article... Read more

 

2013-08-21 • MIT AgeLab's research on intelligent vehicle systems (e.g., active safety) and older drivers, done in partnership with the auto and insurance industries and the larger driver safety community is... Read more

 

2013-08-02 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin was interviewed on FoxBusiness discussing his examination of working past retirement and the new demands for maintaining what he refers to as your "personal... Read more

 

2013-06-21 • AgeLab presented four papers on driver workload at the 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design in Bolton Landing, New York. Citations... Read more

 

2013-06-21 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin presented a ‘Systems Approach to Technology, Innovation & Family Caregiving’ at the National Academies Institute of Medicine Forum on Family Caregiving... Read more

 

2013-06-16 • AgeLab's research on livable communities and development of the USDOT-funded MALL or Massachusetts Avenue Living Laboratory project was featured in The Atlantic. Urban Geographer and AgeLab Post-doc... Read more

 

2013-06-16 •  ABC Australia interviewed AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer about the future of the driverless car. Read/listen here.

 

2013-06-13 • Robotics Tomorrow covered AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer's keynote at this year's Driverless Car Summit. Read the story here.

 

2013-06-11 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer spoke with USA Today about what he foresees to be the challenges of developing driverless cars. Read the article here.

 

2013-05-23 • Former AgeLab student researcher Dorothy Brown received a Fulbright to study in Brazil  the use of rice husk ash in concrete as a low-cost and environmentally friendly construction material.... Read more

 

2013-05-22 •  Dr. Coughlin's most recent op ed for MarketWatch advises college graduates to plan for multiple careers and 60 years of work. Read the piece here.

 

2013-05-16 • Dr. Reimer breaks down distracted driving on Weather Channel. See video here.

 

2013-05-14 • Register here for our webinar on Tuesday, May 21, at 12pm ET (11 CT, 10 MT, 9 PT) Live from the MIT AgeLab, Healthways and the MIT AgeLab invite you to join some of the most forward-... Read more

 

2013-04-26 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin, along with researchers Hilde Waerstad and Alea Mehler walk BBC World News correspondent Adam Shaw through its different projects for an inside look. Adam takes a spin in... Read more

 

2013-04-22 •  On April 9, 2013 Ms. Miller and Dr. D’Ambrosio gave a talk entitled “A Tough Decision in Later Life: Older Adults and Driving “ at the Roger Williams University Law School,... Read more

 

2013-04-17 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin guestblogson MarketWatch.com: Retirement planning is about more than money. A focus on finance in retirement is not incorrect, but it is woefully incomplete. Read the... Read more

 

2013-04-16 • A recent article in the MIT Technology Review discussed the challenges of approaching automation in on-road vehicles. AgeLab's Dr. Bryan Reimer gave the reporter a test-drive in our AwareCar to get a... Read more

 

2013-04-11 • Anders Häggman will present "A Driving Simulation study Examining Destination Entry wtih iPhone iOS 5 Google Maps and a Garmin Portable GPS System" at the Human Factors and... Read more

 

2013-04-07 •  The New York Times ran a story which included an interview from AgeLab research scientist Dr. Bryan Reimer on driver workload and the future of automobile safety. Read the article here.

 

2013-04-01 • NBC Nightly News featured a recently completed driving fitness study done by MIT AgeLab in partnership with The Hartford. The following are clips from the segment:   'I definitely feel a... Read more

 

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