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2018-10-11 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is interviewed in a CNBC story about the potential of autonomous vehicles to enable mobility for older adults: '"We are so enamored with the George Jetson idea that... Read more

 

2018-10-02 • AgeLab researchers Samantha Brady, Dr. Chaiwoo Lee and Julie Miller were panelists at the Forbes-SHOOK Next-Gen 2018 Wealth Advisor Stage in Boston, MA. The event, which was an offshoot of the Forbes... Read more

 

2018-09-27 • Taylor Patskanick is a new addition to the AgeLab team, joining the research staff as a technical associate in August of 2018. Her educational background in social work and public health brings... Read more

 

2018-09-23 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about the increasing sophistication of voice assistants like Amazon Alexa, and whether this "presence" might one day be a meaningful social connection... Read more

 

2018-09-18 • A new one-hour documentary followed the lives of eight drivers over six months using in-car cameras and tracking technology to monitor their driving behavior and capture how often and why their... Read more

 

2018-09-07 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt's research is featured in an article in The Zebra: One of the worst culprits in distracted driving is multitasking. MIT research scientist Bobbie Seppelt is... Read more

 

2018-09-05 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt gave a talk and was interviewed at the IFA Automotive Conference in Berlin, Germany, which was organized by Shift Automotive. IFA is the world's leading trade... Read more

 

2018-08-30 • One college and four high school interns worked on projects for the MIT AgeLab in the summer of 2018, helping to construct a new immersive space, collecting data to help boost research on livability... Read more

 

2018-08-21 • The online publication 401k Specialist reports on a recently published paper by Chaiwoo Lee and Joseph Coughlin on the language people use to describe retirement. The paper, which was published in... Read more

 

2018-08-18 • AgeLab researcher Julie Miller was part of the Open Style Lab final showcase of accessible garments developed by tandems of interdisciplinary student design teams and clients with disabilities. The... Read more

 

2018-08-13 • The In Good Company Thought Leadership Breakfast at the MIT AgeLab brought together entrepreneurs and innovators in the field of aging for breakfast, networking, and an informatory session about the... Read more

 

2018-08-08 • The 2018 Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging in Portland, Maine, brought together leaders from business, healthcare, government, and academia to spark a movement to address the challenges faced by... Read more

 

2018-08-07 • Portland, ME – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab is pleased to announce its participation in a two-day event this week in Portland, Maine, dedicated to fighting social isolation among... Read more

 

2018-08-02 • A member of the MIT AgeLab’s Lifestyle Leaders, a panel of people ages 85 and older, since 2015, Rita Richmond has worked in D.C., was involved in the civil rights movement, and wants to help... Read more

 

2018-07-31 • An article in Forbes by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin questions whether the coming demographic wave of older adults will lead to a boom for the senior housing industry. New technologies and... Read more

 

2018-07-26 • Join leaders from the MIT AgeLab, Benchmark Senior Living, GE Healthcare, and MA Governor Baker's Council to Address Aging for breakfast and a conversation about the importance of improving wellbeing... Read more

 

2018-07-23 • AgeLab Founder and Director Joseph Coughlin is interviewed in Investment News about the financial advice industry and the challenges of planning for 8,000 days of retirement: "The next-generation [... Read more

 

2018-07-19 • AgeLab researchers Chaiwoo Lee and Carley Ward presented papers on recent AgeLab research at the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Lee presented... Read more

 

2018-07-18 • Video below. MIT AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer spoke at a TEDx event in Waltham, MA about the challenges ahead for making vehicles safer and what solutions are most sensible. Road traffic... Read more

 

2018-07-09 • This story was also published in MIT News. The MIT AgeLab is proud to co-sponsor a global competition to develop or apply solutions for combating social isolation and loneliness in older adults.... Read more

 

2018-06-27 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer is quoted in a Wired article about how the proliferation of technology in vehicles has resulted in more dangerously distracted drivers. The AgeLab's AVT rsearch... Read more

 

2018-06-25 • Throughout the month of June, AgeLab researcher Julie Miller gave presentations covering her ongoing student debt research in Austin, Texas, Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. On June 1, Ms.... Read more

 

2018-06-21 • An article by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin examines the particular problems retirees will face should they decide to downsize: "In the process of downsizing or planning any move in retirement, we... Read more

 

2018-06-14 • Leaders in the financial services industry are recognizing that longevity, while a financial challenge, is also an opportunity for people to live longer, better. This requires not just a look at... Read more

 

2018-06-11 • An article in Forbes by AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin talks about one of the ripple effects of the declining U.S. birthrate. Older homeowners may have trouble selling their properties to childless... Read more

 

2018-06-04 • Also in MIT News. The MIT AgeLab, in partnership with AARP, presented the third annual OMEGA scholarship awards to three accomplished young adults from the Boston area. Caroline Collins-Pisano... Read more

 

2018-06-02 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt provides her thoughts for a Popular Mechanics article on the tension between advanced driver assistance systems, personal responsibility, and the law: "Bobbie... Read more

 

2018-05-31 • AgeLab Research Scientist Chaiwoo Lee gave a presentation on consumer perceptions of autonomous vehicles at a two-day MIT Media Lab symposium, along with other scientists, engineers, lawmakers, and... Read more

 

2018-05-30 • The MIT AgeLab's ongoing study of Tesla owners and their use of advanced vehicle technologies is profiled in USA Today: "The MIT AgeLab, in an on-going study of 34 Tesla owners who volunteered for... Read more

 

2018-05-29 • A USA Today article on consumer misperceptions of autonomous vehicles features thoughts from AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer: Car companies battling for their share of $2 trillion in annual... Read more

 

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