AARP Special Safety Report - New Car Tech

Fri, 12/05/2014

The December 2014 edition of AARP Bulletin included the story "3 New Car Technologies That Decrease Danger". AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer discussed how future collision mitigation systems may prevent crashes and reduce risk of accidents due to driver error.

Video: Understanding the latest typography research

Wed, 12/03/2014

MIT AgeLab and Monotype Imaging have produced a viewer-friendly video on recent research findings on typography. In the video, MIT AgeLab’s Dr. Jonathan Dobres, Dr. Bryan Reimer, and Monotype’s David Gould walk us through three recent typographic studies. The video is a great introduction to some of the most current research on glance-based legibility, that is, one’s ability to read and understand text in short glances, as when reading in a vehicle or from a smartphone.

Joe Coughlin Keynotes at Falling Walls

Wed, 11/26/2014

On Nov 9th, AgeLab founder/director Joseph Coughlin spoke at Berlin's Falling Walls conference, an annual gathering devoted to determining "Which are the next walls to fall?" This year, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Coughlin raised the issue of our lengthening livespans, and what they will mean for societies around the world. Video of Coughlin's talk is below.

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